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ECJ says Schrems privacy case against Facebook can go ahead in Vienna

Thursday 25 January 2018 | 14:40 CET | News
The lawyer Max Schrems' case against Facebook for alleged privacy violations will go ahead in a court in Vienna, but the activist will not be allowed to form a class action with others, the EU Court of Justice ruled. The final opinion of the EU court largely followed the preliminary view issued by its advocate general last November. 

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