Facebook’s Legal Outlook in the EU Is Looking Increasingly Shaky—Thanks to One Lawyer’s Efforts

He just scored his second victory in two months.


12 Jun, 2019FORTUNE.COM

Facebook’s Legal Outlook in the EU Is Looking Increasingly Shaky—Thanks to One Lawyer’s Efforts | BEAM

Facebook legal woes in Europe over the years have largely been due to the activism of one man: Max Schrems. And in the last couple of weeks, the Austrian lawyer has scored a couple more significant victories, convincing the supreme courts of both Austria and Ireland not to block his cases against the social network.

If the cases play out as Schrems hopes they will, Facebook’s business model in Europe could be torn apart--and thousands of other American companies could be caught in the crossfire....

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