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Facebook Wins Temporary Halt to EU Antitrust Data Demands

  • EU tribunal suspends EU Commission’s information requests
  • Facebook is suing EU over ‘irrelevant’ data demands in probes
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Facebook Inc. won a temporary halt to a demand by European Union investigators to turn over vast amounts of data, potentially frustrating efforts to build an antitrust case against the U.S. tech giant.

The EU General Court suspended the European Commission’s requests for information including data Facebook deemed as “highly sensitive personal information,” according to two decisions dated July 24.