ECJ Urged To OK Broader Data Enforcement In Facebook Suit

Law360, London (January 13, 2021, 1:40 PM GMT) -- A legal adviser told the European Union's highest court on Wednesday that data protection agencies in any EU country should be able to pursue legal action against Facebook or other technology companies — even if they are not the main privacy regulator for those entities.

The underlying dispute arose from an attempt by Belgium's privacy watchdog to prevent Facebook from tracking users through cookies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Advocate General Michal Bobek said in a nonbinding opinion for the European Court of Justice that all EU states should be allowed to launch legal proceedings against a company if they believe the bloc's...

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