European Data Protection Digest

Networking Site Faces Suit from Student

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

February 24, 2012

Since Austrian student Max Schrems filed a challenge to Facebook's data collection policies, 40,000 people have contacted the company asking for their own data. Under the proposed draft that would replace current European data protection law, Dublin-based Facebook would be policed by Ireland's data protection commissioner. But Schrems said that's not realistic and filed a challenge on behalf of the company's 229 million European users claiming the policies breach European data protection law, reports The Irish Times. Schrems filed a complaint with the commissioner that the company was deceiving its users on what happened to their data.
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