Privacy group files ‘class action’ suit against Facebook in Austrian court

Europe-v-Facebook says the social media giant committed ‘basic or obvious violations of the law’

Europeans are serious about their Internet privacy — just ask Google. Now, it’s Facebook facing online privacy challenges in European court, thanks to a privacy campaign group called Europe-v-Facebook.

Austrian citizen Max Schrems, head of Europe-v-Facebook, filed a proposed “class action” lawsuit against Facebook on August 1 in a Vienna court. The group claims in the suit Facebook committed “basic or obvious violations of the law” through its privacy policy, its participation in American National Security Agency (NSA) data collection tactics, non-compliance with data access requests, and other measures.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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