January 27, 2015 Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.
An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25,000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy.
“The hearing on April 9 will consider the admissibility of the lawsuit,” Beatrix Engelmann, a spokeswoman for the Vienna regional court for civil matters, told AFP.
The lawsuit was first filed in August and is being spearheaded by Max Schrems, a young Austrian law graduate who has been waging a David-against-Goliath battle against Facebook for several years.
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