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EU court advocate rules out Schrems adding others to Facebook privacy case

Tuesday 14 November 2017 | 13:34 CET | News
Facebook has obtained a partial, preliminary victory in the privacy case brought against the company by Austrian Maximilian Schrems. The EU Court of Justice's advocate-general found that Schrems could not add people from other countries to his case, as this type of international collective action is not possible in EU courts. However, the advocate-general rejected Facebook's claim that Schrems could not be considered a consumer in the case, due to his professional activities on Facebook and his research and advocacy work on personal data protection. 

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Countries: Europe
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