26 Jan EU Top Court Allows Privacy Activist to Sue Facebook in Hometown
It was revealed earlier this week that the CJEU has delivered a verdict allowing privacy campaigner Max Schrems to file a suit against Facebook in his home city of Vienna.
The EU top court rejected Facebook’s argument that said Schrems did not have consumer rights on account of his privacy campaigning activities. Schrems tweeted about the decision and said that maybe it’s time that Facebook apologized for throwing dirt at him.
However, it was also noted that the CJEU had shot down the possibility of a class action in Austria, with the judges citing Article 16(1) of Regulation No 44/2001.