Austria's Supreme Court to Hear Facebook Privacy Suit

Austrian student Max Schrems's attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria's Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed, his group said. The law student has claimed 500 euros ($531) in damages each for the more than 25,000 signatories to his lawsuit -- the latest in a series of European challenges to U.S. technology firms and their handling of personal data.