Facebook has argued that 25,000 users of its social network who joined a class action lawsuit against the company’s data collection practices are not legally capable.

Facebook has argued that 25,000 users of its social network who joined a class action lawsuit against the company’s data collection practices are not (...)

A class-action civil suit against Facebook’s data collection practices has attracted over 20,000 co-complainants just five days after its launch. Photo: Reuters

A class-action civil suit against Facebook’s data collection practices has attracted over 20,000 co-complainants just five days after its launch. (...)

Lawsuit is open to all Facebook users outside of the US and Canada as they have a contract with Facebook International, based in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a class-action lawsuit in Vienna against US social network Facebook’s data retention practices.Mr Schrems (...)

The original complaint, taken by Austrian law student Max Schrems (above) against Irish Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes (below), argues that the DPC took the wrong decision in refusing to investigate whether Schrems’s Facebook data was given adequate protection

Trade between companies in the United States and Europe could end up a casualty of a Facebook data lawsuit referred by the Irish High Court to the (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes: The risks involved in the site were “obvious”. Photograph: David Sleator

There were “obvious risks” associated with the availability of citizens’ personal data on the irishgenealogy.ie site, including the potential for ide(...)

Max Schrems: very likely to be exercised by the prospect of legal costs, the judge noted. Photograph: Collins Courts

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems will have to pay no more than €10,000 in legal costs should he lose his legal action arising from the mass transfer of (...)

Facebook has become less trendy in recent years, as more parents send friend requests to their children, and competing social networks increasingly ho(...)

Last June, Austrian law student Max Schrems wrote to the Data Protection Commissioner asking him to investigate the transfer of EU citizens’ data by D(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has welcomed the judgment in the Facebook case: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has welcomed today’s judgment in the case taken by an Austrian privacy campaigner in relation to Facebook. (...)

The High Court has referred questions raised by a case taken by an Austrian privacy activist over the alleged mass transfer of personal data to US int(...)