Austrian start European class action lawsuit against Facebook




An Austrian student rights and privacy advocate a lawsuit against Facebook because of privacy reasons. It is a class action lawsuit in which Europeans can join and damages will be claimed.

The Austrian, law student Max Schrems, the details of the lawsuit filed by him on a special website set put . According Schrems he has been a complaint against the European headquarters of Facebook, which is based in Ireland. The company is charged with invasion of privacy, with reference specifically to participate in the monitoring program Prism of the NSA, the Discovery Graph Search, and tracking through like-and share-buttons on other websites.

The indictment Schrems hopes damages to enforce. It is possible for Europeans to join the lawsuit: it is a class action lawsuit in Austria will be conducted. Schrems hopes the lawsuit damages of 500 euros per person to enforce. According to the prosecutor deliberately chose a low amount, as the case mainly so ‘finished basic rights to enforce. ”

Facebook has been sued several times for privacy violation. So paid it include a settlement in the case against the so-called ‘friends ads’, where among other likes were deployed to experience ads. Nevertheless, the company recently made ​​behind the social networking site announced their commitment to advertising. more personal data of its users


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