Facebook wins legal battle with student in Austrian court

Thursday 2 July 2015 | 10:06 CET | News
An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the US security service to collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, Reuters.com reports. The law student is claiming EUR 500 in damages for each of more than 25,000 signatories to his lawsuit. Facebook's lawyer presented a long list of procedural objections to the Vienna court in April, questioning Schrems' status as a private Facebook consumer and whether the 25,000 plaintiffs were legally allowed to confer their rights on him.

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