Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to U.S. | #facebookdating | #tinder | #pof

A European Union privacy regulator has sent Facebook Inc. a preliminary order to suspend data transfers to the U.S. about its EU users, according to people familiar with the matter, an operational and legal challenge for the company that could set a precedent for other tech giants.

The preliminary order, the people said, was sent by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission to Facebook late last month, asking for the company’s response. It is the first significant step EU regulators have taken to enforce a July ruling about data…


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