EU Student Group To Take Facebook Privacy Gripes To Court

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 6:11 PM EST) -- An Austrian student group revealed plans Tuesday to take its allegations that Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies fail to comply with the bloc's strict data protection laws to court by challenging the findings of an Irish regulator's recent audit of these practices.

While the advocacy group Europe v. Facebook acknowledged that the audit and follow-up report conducted by the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner “led to many important steps in the right direction,” it contended that the changes only “superficially” dealt with their concerns, “are...
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