The First Civil Division of the Federal Court of Justice in Germany is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a preliminary ruling on the legal standing of consumer protection associations related to potential data processing violations by Meta. The court said that it is deciding whether Meta's possible failure to inform users of the scope, purpose for collection and use of its users' data "gives rise to claims for injunctive relief under competition law and can be followed by consumer protection groups." The CJEU ruled in April that consumer groups can sue over GDPR violations.
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