Dutch court rejects Facebook’s bid to have privacy lawsuit in the Netherlands dismissed

Dutch court rejects Facebook’s bid to have privacy lawsuit in the Netherlands dismissed


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A court in Amsterdam ruled that privacy litigation against Facebook in the Netherlands can proceed, rejecting the social network’s bid to have the lawsuit from two non-profit groups thrown out.

As TechCrunch reported, the Amsterdam-based Data Privacy Foundation and Dutch consumer advocacy organization Consumentenbond are suing Facebook on behalf of users over what they claim are violations of European Union privacy law. The lawsuit says Facebook has not provided enough details about the information it gathers from users, including what it does with the data, and therefore doesn’t have a legal basis to process the information.

Facebook tried to block the lawsuit claiming that the Amsterdam court doesn’t have jurisdiction over its…

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