Irish judge rejects demand for probe into Facebook cooperation with NSA

An Irish judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by campaigners to force an investigation into Facebook`s alleged sharing of data from EU users with the US National Security Agency. 

Reuters| Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Dublin: An Irish judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by campaigners to force an investigation into Facebook`s alleged sharing of data from EU users with the US National Security Agency. 
High Court Justice Gerard Hogan, who has jurisdiction because Facebook`s European headquarters are based in Dublin, upheld an earlier decision by the country`s data protection commissioner to refuse to investigate.

Ahead of the hearing, the campaign group europe-v-facebook indicated it planned to appeal any such decision.