A court date for a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been set by an Austrian court, PCWorld reports. Scheduled for this April, the Vienna Regional Court will hear a case involving Max Schrems and his group Europe-v-Facebook. In the case, Schrems claims Facebook violates EU law by tracking users on external websites via social plugins. Meanwhile, Schrems spoke this week at Ireland’s National Data Protection Conference, The Irish Times reports, and in Germany, Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner Johannes Caspar has given Facebook until "the end of the next month to respond to questions on the data handling” and the social network “may face a probe if it fails to allay concerns,” Bloomberg reports. Editor's Note: Max Schrems recently served as keynote speaker at the IAPP's Data Protection Congress.
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