EU Group To Bring Facebook Privacy Concerns To Court

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A European consumer group said Wednesday that it is planning to take its complaints over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies and alleged participation in the U.S. government's surveillance activities to the Irish high court, contending that the country's privacy watchdog has failed to adequately probe its concerns.

During the past two years, the advocacy group Europe v. Facebook has filed 22 complaints with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner challenging the legality of the site's data use and retention policies, as well as a separate complaint accusing Facebook of...
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