A class-action lawsuit against Facebook will move forward after an Austrian court said the company must respond to the 25,000 individuals who joined in the complaint alleging the company violated its users’ privacy, ZDNet reports. Earlier this month, privacy activist and lawyer Max Schrems filed the lawsuit against the social network. The suit alleges Facebook’s data use policy violates EU law, including reusing data without an individual’s consent and unauthorized sharing of user data with third parties. Europe-v-Facebook, the group led by Schrems, is demanding 500 euros per individual in the suit. The Vienna Regional Court ruled Facebook has four weeks to address the complaints but said it can file for a four-week extension.
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