Europe vs. Facebook class action attracts over 60 000 plaintiffs

Privacy activist Max Schrems filed suit in front of a court in his home country, Austria, and he asked the public to join him: it was possible for any Facebook user of age who is not located in the USA or Canada to join the legal battle against Facebook’s numerous alleged violations of European privacy laws. This is due to the fact that every Facebook user worldwide, living outside of the US or Canada, has a contract with Facebook Ireland Ltd. Mr. Schrems is claiming 500 Euro in symbolic damages per contributing joint plaintiff for alleged privacy violations such as Facebook contributing to NSA´s PRISM program, Graph Search, the Facebook app or third party tracking via “Like Buttons”.

Country: Austria

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: PRISM, NSA, Facebook, privacy violations, law suit, class action, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

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