June 12, 2019 Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.
This is huge. Warwick Ashford reports:
The Austrian Supreme Court has rejected all attempts by Facebook to block a lawsuit in Vienna on fundamental privacy issues.
Facebook had attempted to block the case by Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems by questioning whether it is possible to bring a case about rights under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before the courts.
Facebook argued that only the Irish data protection commissioner has jurisdiction in this case, while the Vienna Regional Court declared that it did not have jurisdiction.
However, the Appellate Court and the Austrian Supreme Court have now made it clear that everyone has a right to file a lawsuit based on the GDPR.
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