An advisor to the Court of Justice of the European Union released an opinion Tuesday saying lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook on behalf of 25,000 EU citizens for alleged privacy violations, but he can sue the social network as a single citizen in his home country of Austria. Advocate General Michal Bobek's non-binding opinion has two separate implications for legal actions in Europe. On the one hand, he feels Schrems can sue Facebook as an EU citizen in an Austrian court. On the other hand, however, Bobek dealt a blow to Schrems' attempt at getting an "Austrian-style class action" on behalf of several thousand EU citizens. Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, has more details in this report for The Privacy Advisor.
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