Facebook faces EU privacy court fight

Jamie McKane

MyBroadband Journalist
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Mar 2, 2016
Facebook faces EU privacy court fight

Five years ago, when activist Max Schrems took Facebook Inc. to the European Union’s top court no one knew what to call it. The case, which led to judges scrapping a key trans-Atlantic data-transfer agreement, was referred to as the Safe-Harbor dispute or other unmemorable technical terms.

On Tuesday, Schrems is back at the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg to challenge Facebook in another case that could rewrite data-privacy law and which the legal community has given a catchier moniker: Schrems II.