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17,000+ Join Austrian's Facebook Class Action

More than 17,000 people have signed up to join an Austrian law student's class action against Facebook over the social media group's alleged violations of its users' privacy, the student said on Tuesday. Max Schrems, 26, appealed last week to a billion Facebook users to join a claim he filed at Vienna's commercial court. Under Austrian law a group of people may transfer their financial claims to a single person – in this case, Schrems. Legal proceedings are then effectively run as a class action.

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