Applications to Intervene in Privacy Shield Challenge

Last week, we posted a brief account of the two challenges that have been filed in the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union challenging the Privacy Shield, first by Digital Rights Ireland in September and then by La Quadrature du Net last Monday.  Today, the Official Journal of the European Union published notice of the Digital Rights Ireland pleading, the first time it has been publicly available.

This posting means the clock has started running on applications to intervene.  Applications to intervene are due in 60 days, or January 6, 2016.   To establish a  right to intervene, an application must include a statement of the circumstances showing “an interest in the result” of  the case.