World Bulletin / News Desk
An online privacy campaigner locked in a legal battle with Facebook can sue the social media giant, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Tuesday.
The non-binding recommendation from a European Court of Justice advocate general means Austrian national Max Schrems can sue Facebook's Irish operation in Austrian courts.
Schrems is taking action over alleged breaches of EU privacy laws by U.S. tech giants, including the tracking and collection of user data.
He will be able to continue his legal action in Austrian courts as a private consumer, but should not be able to file a class-action suit, the advocate general also said. This means he will not be able to sue on behalf of other complainants with similar concerns.
Facebook, which had fought Schrems' attempt to take the proceedings to an Austrian court, welcomed the legal opinion. Advocates general recommendations are usually followed by ECJ judges in most cases.
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said
Here are five takeaways from the news conference that followed their first summit, in the Finnish capital Helsinki:
An abandoned mining town in California went on sale for $ 1.4 million
Roughly 80 percent of Iraq’s crude oil exports originate from oilfields in Basra province
Kerem Shalom is Gaza's only functioning commercial crossing
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March
Resources strained as thousand crossing into Canada from US
American Civil Liberties Union granted request to halt deportations for one week after reunification
Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services