Austrian Supreme Court grants model law suits against Facebook

” Before doing so, Facebook tried to raise questions whether it is possible to bring GDPR rights before the courts. The company argued that only the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has jurisdiction in this case. The Vienna Regional Court (“Landesgericht”) had previously joined Facebook’s view and declared that it did not have jurisdiction. The Appellate Court and the Austrian Supreme Court have made it clear now that – to the contrary – everyone has a right to file a lawsuit based on GDPR. “