• In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, a sign with Facebook's "Like" logo is posted at Facebook headquarters near the office for the company's User Operations Safety Team in Menlo Park, Calif. Europe's highest court on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 has ruled in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Top EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union’s highest court struck a big blow Tuesday against Facebook and other companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data to the U.S. is invalid as it does not adequately protect consumers.