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Facebook: latest court case shows how Europe is clamping down over data gathering and fake news

By Renaud Foucart, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
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Facebook’s approach to users’ data has just been dealt a major blow from the European court of justice (ECJ). In an answer to a question from Germany’s highest court, the ECJ’s advocate general – whose opinion is not binding but is generally followed by the court – has made an essential clarification to Europe’s data protection law to confirm that consumer associations can bring actions on behalf of individuals.
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