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Vienna court rules Facebook can use data without explicit consent of users

Monday 4 January 2021 | 09:35 CET | News
The Higher Regional Court in Vienna has ruled that Facebook does not need to obtain the explicit consent of its users to use their data according to the EU data protection law (GDPR).  The court confirmed a previous ruling by the higher civil court against the plaintiff, Austrian data activist Maximilian Schrems. The higher court said that Facebook can successfully invoke Article 6 of the GDPR, allowing Facebook to process user data based on the contract between the user and the platform. The data are used for advertising, which represents Facebook's business model, the court explained in the

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Austria
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