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Facebook claims Dutch court can't hear privacy lawsuit, says claimants are 'forum shopping'

By Cynthia Kroet
  • 01 Apr 2021 08:41
  • 12 Apr 2021 03:21
Facebook has argued that the Amsterdam District Court doesn't have jurisdiction to rule on a compensation claim filed by Dutch consumer and privacy groups, alleging that the US social-media giant violated the privacy of users in the Netherlands.

The argument was made at a hearing at the court today to decide whether or

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Cynthia Kroet

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Cynthia covers technology and telecom for MLex in Brussels. She previously reported on EU politics and transport policy, as well as Dutch and Belgian politics at newspaper European Voice and publication Politico in Brussels. Prior to that Cynthia worked as a TV and radio producer and multimedia journalist in the Netherlands and UK. Cynthia has degrees in European Studies and Journalism from The Hague University and Leiden University.

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