U.S. Criticizes EU Opinion on Data Privacy System

The United States criticized an EU judicial opinion that called into question the Safe Harbour transatlantic data privacy system and Washington urged European judges to reach a different conclusion. The U.S. mission to the European Union said an opinion by an adviser to the EU's top court, backing an Austrian who alleged Facebook passed private data to U.S. security services, "rests on numerous inaccurate assertions about intelligence practices of the United States."