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Student starts global class action against Facebook

from Reuters:

Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s alleged violations of its users’ privacy, stepping up a years-long data-protection campaign.

Schrems, a thorn in Facebook’s side who has a case involving the social network pending at the European Court of Justice, has filed a claim at Vienna’s commercial court and invited others to join the action at using their Facebook login.

Under Austrian law, a group of people may transfer their financial claims to a single person – in this case, Schrems. Legal proceedings are then effectively run as a class action.

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