The Vienna Higher Regional Court ruled Max Schrems can move forward and take civil action against Facebook, NS Tech reports. The court’s ruling opens the door for complaints made under Article 79 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation to be reviewed not only by data protection authorities, but also by civil court judges. Schrems tried on two previous occasions to have Austrian court judges hear the case in court before Vienna made its decision. “After a good four-and-a-half years, we have now slowly resolved various blockade attempts on Facebook,” Schrems said. Facebook is expected to appeal the decision.
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