Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 115 (Jan)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Third Chamber)

Judges Bay Larsen (President of the Chamber), Malenovsky, Safjan (Rapporteur), Svaby and Vilaras

Judgment Dates: 25 January 2018


European Union - Jurisdiction - Civil and commercial matters

The Case

European Union Jurisdiction. of Council Regulation (EC) No 44-2001 had to be interpreted as meaning that the activities of publishing books, lecturing, operating websites, fundraising and being assigned the claims of numerous consumers for the purpose of their enforcement did not entail the loss of a private Facebook account user's status as a 'consumer' within the meaning of that article. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in a preliminary ruling in proceedings between the applicant (domiciled in Austria) and Facebook Ireland Ltd (which had its registered office in Ireland) in respect of certain private Facebook accounts.

Practice Areas

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