25,000 sue Facebook over privacy
This particular legal action is over in Austria where there's a class action lawsuit going down thanks to alleged privacy violations and apparent participation in the US National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM programme. A law graduate called Max Schrems is heading up the case on behalf of 25,000 or so Facebook users based in Europe and beyond.
Some of the users being represented are from the UK and Ireland.
"There is a wide number of issues in the lawsuit and we hope to kind of win all of them and to get a landmark case against US data-gathering companies."
Schrems is hoping for compensation of somewhere in the region of £360 for every user.