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Today’s EU Court ruling means the US can’t be trusted with our personal information, according to a technology expert.

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Europe’s Highest court has said that the current data sharing agreement – that governs information on sites like Facebook and Twitter – is invalid. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner will now examine how that ruling affects personal information being shared online between Europe and the US. Today’s EU judgement will also be considered by the High Court here in the coming weeks. The Irish Independent’s Technology Editor, Adrian Weckler, says the ruling doesn’t mean that data sharing stops now:

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Digital Rights Ireland, has described today’s ruling as ‘one of the most important decisions the EU Court of Justice has ever made’. TJ McIntyre outlines what is likely to happen: