Meta, Instagram are trying to run out the clock on EU data transfers

It’s August, and social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are getting a bit of a holiday as regulators spar over how to proceed with Ireland’s draft decision to block EU to US data transfers via standard contractual clauses (SCCs). Problem is that Ireland’s decision is still being reviewed and debated by other country DPOs – and if delays go long enough, Meta and others might be able to keep their data transfers going under a new data transfer deal that goes into effect early 2023.