2500 Dutch join privacy case against Facebook




Nearly 2500 Dutch have joined a class-action case against Facebook. In total, the number of registrations at 25,000; registrations are now closed. The applications were from over a hundred countries.

Facebook Logo Netherlands is among the countries with the most people who have joined the case; only from Germany and Austria were more participants, according to a survey that duty by the student who started the case is placed online. Most of the support came from Europe, but participants come from more than a hundred different countries.

According to the student, Austrian Max Schrems, the support has exceeded all expectations. He has the number of registrations for the time being, therefore, limited to 25,000. That number has been reached; it is not yet clear whether Schrems new subscriptions will accept later. Interested parties can sign up and be notified when that happens. The number is maximized because each claim must be verified separately.

Schrems accuses Facebook of them violating European privacy legislation, including by working with the NSA together, but also to track and share via like-buttons on websites visitors. The Graph Search service could not pass muster. Schrems hopes for a compensation of 500 euros per participant in the case. The lawsuit is against the Ireland-based European headquarters of Facebook.


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