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Daily Dashboard | Schrems Launches Global Class-Action Against Facebook Related reading: Legal analysis of Iowa's new privacy law


Max Schrems, founder of Europe-v-Facebook and initiator of a case Irish courts recently referred to the European Court of Justice, has filed a global class-action against Facebook. Reuters reports Austrian law allows for a group of people to transfer their financial claims to an individual, approximating a class-action. Schrems is seeking 500 euros per Facebook user, and people can join the case by logging in with their Facebook credentials at He alleges the harm comes from Facebook’s complicity with the U.S. government’s PRISM program. "We have this habit of pointing the finger at the United States, but we're not enforcing our rights anyway," Schrems told Reuters. "If we can get a class-action through like this, it will send out a huge signal to the industry overall."
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