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Judges preside over a case at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Europe's highest court has ruled in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Europe's top court says data stored on US servers not safe from spying, in blow to companies

Europe's top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers isn't safe because of government spying, a giant blow to companies such as Facebook that might need to change the way they handle private data from Europe. The court's decision declares invalid a pact allowing unfettered transfer of data from Europe to the U.S. by thousands of companies. Max Schrems complained that U.S. law doesn'…