The American company Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the European Union in the European Court of General jurisdiction for encroaching on the personal data of its employees. This was reported on Monday by the Financial Times newspaper, citing sources familiar with the case.
Facebook believes that EU regulators in the course of two ongoing antitrust investigations requested information from the company, the provision of which could violate the confidentiality of personal data of employees. According to sources of the newspaper, the EU requested all documents from the company containing a number of keywords and phrases, such asвЂќ big questionвЂњ,вЂќ freeвЂњ,вЂќ not suitable for us вЂњandвЂќ shutdown". Facebook considered that the request requires providing too wide a range of information, some of which relate exclusively to personal data of employees, including medical and financial documents.
According to the newspaper, the hearing may take place as early as September.
The EU regulator is investigating Facebook's use of aggressive marketing strategies to gain an advantage in the advertising market.