Facebook, Austrian Lawyer Battle Over Privacy Actions

Facebook Ireland has rejected claims by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems that he is a private consumer and entitled to take a class action case against the social network. In parallel to the ongoing case in the High Court in Dublin, lawyers for Mr. Schrems and Facebook Ireland appeared at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg, over the admissibility of a worldwide “privacy class action” against the social network by the Austrian.