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A potential Austrian court case against the social media giant Facebook has been sent to the country’s Supreme Court.
A law student, Max Schrems, has attempted to file for damages against Facebook for breaching users’ privacy for himself and 25,000 other people in a class action law suit.
The Supreme Court will decide whether these claims can be lumped together in a class action or whether they must be heard separately.
Facebook is alleged to have passed on the personal user information of Austrian citizens to the American intelligence services.
The social network has denied any wrongdoing.