Last Tuesday, EU Advocate General Michal Bobek said that privacy activist Max Schrems cannot file a class action suit against Facebook Ireland in an Austrian court.

He is, however, entitled to sue the company in his own country only on his behalf. Bobek added that consumers would just choose the country where the court would most likely be in their favor, if the suit is to continue as a class action.

Schrems is alleging that Facebook had violated privacy rules and is demanding $576 in damages for each of the 25,000 signatories in his lawsuit.

Source: Reuters

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