Student Group Claims Victory in Privacy Fight Against Facebook

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The Austrian law student who famously forced Facebook to release 1,222 pages of data kept on file about him remains a thorn in Facebook’s side

Max Schrems’ activist group, Europe v. Facebook, scored another small victory against the social networking giant on Thursday. It received the go-ahead from an Irish court to keep challenging Facebook’s role in the NSA‘s top secret Internet surveillance program PRISM, which was revealed by Edward Snowden this summer.

In June, Schrems, who also forced Facebook to abandon photo-tagging suggestions for European users last year, filed a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), arguing that Facebook’s cooperation with the NSA’s PRISM program breached European data protection lawsby illegally exporting data to its American parent company Read more…

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