What is happening with a law student’s lawsuit against Facebook? Well, so far 25,000 people from all over Europe has signed officially. The plan is to ask $500 for every single participant. If our math is accurate, that gives us $12,5 million in total. That is a statistical error, rather than a serious sum for Facebook.
On the other side, there is a huge question mark over Austria these days. What will the Austrian trade court do with this lawsuit, eventually? All eyes are now on Austria after the Irish court has refused to accept this lawsuit. The Ireland is the official European capital of Google. Therefore, we are not surprised.
This lawsuit will not Facebook to even blink in the whole matter. However, this will definitely make a turning point in the relation between the US IT giants and the oldest continent in the world also known as the Old Lady. So far, Google has had a chance to experience its sharp legal teeth first hand.
So, what is going to happen next? It is just like Europe wants to exercise some tough discipline on the US top IT players. What you can do back home is forbidden in Europe. Is this the message? How many lawsuits we need to deliver it successfully? Who is next? Apple or Microsoft.