Max Schrems is a privacy activist. Photo credits:www.vienna.at

Maximilian Schrems or Mark Schrems  to his friends and fans is someone you  need to know.

He is a 27 year old privacy activist suing Facebook for breach of Eu privacy laws.

He has brought together 25,000 users,who are suing the social media site for breach of privacy laws in Austria.

The case has been brought against Facebook’s European headquarters in Dublin-Ireland, that registers all user accounts outside of the US and Canada.

The law suit , filed in Vienna in the past few weeks  accuses Facebook of using illegal tracking to collect data as well as its involvement with the United states National Security Agency.

The case will be heard in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

It has attracted a further 55,000 users who have agreed to join the procedures at a later date.

Additional coverage from the Guardian

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