Facebook is facing 25,000 users in Vienna court over EU privacy violations


Facebook is being sued by 25,000 people in a class-action lawsuit that kicks off today over alleged privacy violations. The action will be heard in Vienna district court as Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems presents his case against Facebook for allegedly tracking users’ data illegally. Schrems has previously taken on the social network in Dublin, where the headquarters for its international operations is based, and he has another case involving Facebook ongoing in the European Court of Justice. The case this morning is a preparatory hearing to decide whether the Austrian court is determined as fit to hear the case…

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