EU court rules against Facebook class action

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Thursday ruled that Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems cannot lodge a class action suit against Facebook Ireland. Schrems was seeking to stake the collective claim on the behalf of 25,000 people. The judges instead said he can file an individual case. Schrems maintains that Facebook violates the privacy of European-based users.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: CJEU, Facebook, Max Schrems, class action, court decision, privacy

Posted on Thursday 25 January 2018

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