Max Schrems, a privacy activist and lawyer, who is already well known for his “fight against facebook”, filed a class action suit again – together with 25.000 other people - against facebooks Irish subsidiary in Vienna. Now, the court ruled that the company must respond to the privacy complaints against it.
The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a body which initiates and coordinates data protection authorities actions, has promoted the "Privacy Sweep 2014" initiative. On a date between May 12 and May 18, 2014, 28 data protection authorities are going to check smartphone and tablet apps, also with the aim of raising awareness among users on the need to protect privacy. It will be interesting to see what will arise out of “sweep day”.