Europe v Facebook’s class action against Facebook Ireland

Maximillian Schrems v. Facebook Ireland (Vienna Commercial Ct. filed July 31, 2014)

On July 31, 2014, attorney and member of Europe v Facebook, Maximilian Schrems, filed a complaint (available in German) against Facebook Ireland Ltd. (“Facebook Ireland”) in Vienna Commercial Court. Continue reading Europe v Facebook’s class action against Facebook Ireland

International Federation for Human Rights and Human Rights League v. Persons Unknown (First Instance Ct. Brussels Dec. 3, 2013)

This complaint, brought by International Federation for Human Rights (“FIDH”) and its Belgian member organization Human Rights League (“LDH”), follows the similar action brought by FIDH and French LDH in July 2013 that is described above. Continue reading International Federation for Human Rights and Human Rights League v. Persons Unknown (First Instance Ct. Brussels Dec. 3, 2013)

Europe v. Facebook filed complaints

On June 26, 2013, Europe v. Facebook filed complaints (available in German only) with Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (the “CNPD”) against Skype’s and Microsoft’s subsidiaries in Luxembourg in regard to their transfer of Europeans’ data to the NSA under the Prism program. Continue reading Europe v. Facebook filed complaints

Complaint against Apple Distribution International

On June 25, 2013, Europe v. Facebook filed a formal complaint with the DPC against Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Cork, Ireland (“Apple Ireland”) alleging that the revelations about the NSA’s Prism program showed that Apple Ireland was violating the Irish Data Protection Act and the European Data Protection Directive by transferring users’ data to Apple Inc. in the United States for processing. Continue reading Complaint against Apple Distribution International

Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, 2013 No. 765 JR (Ir. H. Court June. 18, 2014)

On June 25, 2013, the Austrian student group, Europe v Facebook, filed a formal complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”) against Facebook Ireland Ltd. (“Facebook Ireland”). Continue reading Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

Proceedings in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

Case C-362/14, Reference for a Preliminary Hearing from High Court of Ireland (Ireland) made on 25 July 2014: Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (Application filed Sept. 19, 2014) Continue reading Proceedings in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner