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A data privacy campaigner has signed up 25,000 people to a "class action lawsuit" being taken against Facebook.
Max Schrems alleges that the way the social network monitors its members' activity on and off the site puts it in breach of EU laws.
As part of the claim, he also alleges that the company co-operated with Prism, a US surveillance scheme.25,000 Users Join Facebook Privacy Challenge, Similar to a "class action lawsuit" [bbc.co.uk]
...he explains, the dispute with Facebook is intended to be a "model case" that sets a precedent addressing the wider problem of tech firm developing products that comply with US laws, but are not adapted for other countries' rules.
It's nonsense like this that makes US companies want to close shop in foreign countries and keep all the money earned at home.
Wonder how the Irish would like that if Facebook just packed up and left, taking all the money with them and leaving a long line of unemployed in their wake?
Of course the irony isn't lost of me that the countries with more surveillance cameras than anywhere in the world harp on "online privacy" perhaps since they've totally lost it in the real world.