On 25 January 2018, the European Court of Justice rendered its Judgment in Case C-498/16 Maximilian Schrems v Facebook Ireland Limited. The Court found that Mr Schrems may bring an individual action in Austria against Facebook Ireland, but that by contrast, as the assignee of other consumers’ claims, he cannot benefit from the consumer forum for the purposes of a collective action.

A press release of the Court is available online : Link

A press release by Mr. Schrems is available online : Link

The judgment is available online : Link