EU Court Rules Against Meta Over German Case

The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that Germany’s consumer protection association could bring a legal challenge against Facebook parent Meta over data privacy.

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) verdict means that the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (and Associations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) can seek an injunction against Meta Platforms Ireland in a German court.

The federation alleges that Meta infringed rules on data privacy, unfair competition and consumer protection related to free games by third parties available to Facebook users.

The gaming companies obtained certain personal data in the process.

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