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Facebook Loses Challenge to Irish Watchdog’s Data Curbs

  • Irish regulator’s draft order risks curbing EU-U.S. data flows
  • Facebook described Irish curbs as ‘unfair’ in court hearing
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Facebook Inc. lost a court fight over an initial order from a European Union privacy watchdog threatening its transfers of users’ data across the Atlantic.

An Irish court on Friday rejected the social network’s challenge, saying it didn’t establish “any basis” for calling into question the Irish Data Protection Commission’s decision.