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QuickWire: Law Student Says Facebook Violates Europe’s Privacy Laws

Max Schrems, a law student in Vienna, was shocked to learn that Facebook held 1,222 pages of data about him extending back three years—when, he says, European law limits holding such data to a few months, the Associated Press reports. The company disputes any legal violations, but Mr. Schrems has started a Web site, Europe versus Facebook, to bring public attention to these contentious privacy issues.

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