EU Advocate General: consumer protection groups may sue Facebook

Consumer protection groups may sue the world’s largest internet network Facebook for breaches of data protection, according to the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ). A corresponding action by associations on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is possible, explained ECJ Advocate General Richard de la Tour on Thursday. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) had asked the ECJ in May 2020 whether consumer protection associations are entitled to do so.

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