The Austrian privacy activist who has become a thorn in Facebook’s side will have his case considered by his country’s supreme court as it weighs whether a class action suit against the social networking company can go ahead.
Max Schrems sued Facebook in the local court in his home town of Vienna, alleging that the company breached European Union privacy laws.
He also sought to join complaints from thousands of other Facebook users with his own in a sort of class action.
When the local court rejected his case, saying it did not have jurisdiction, Schrems turned to the Vienna court of appeal. Last month it overturned 20 of the 22 procedural and jurisdictional objections upheld by the local court, allowing Schrems’ individual case to proceed, but still turned down his planned class action.
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