He sued the European Commission on Facebook

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Facebook filed a lawsuit in the European Court of Justice against the European Commission's competition law body for requesting “far more” than necessary documents from the company in two investigations – including a number of materials containing private or otherwise highly sensitive information. The California-based company filed a separate lawsuit against Facebook last year, one investigating the company’s data collection and monetization practices and the other focusing on the potential market-distorting effects of the Marketplace service launched in 2016.

Facebook in the course of its inquiries, it had to send the Commission some 315 000 documents, amounting to approximately 1.7 million pages of text. In the course of its investigation, the Commission uses an algorithm of 2,500 search words or phrases to search the text of documents, including terms such as “big question”, “not appropriate for us” or “close”.

In its application, the company complains that the investigations also cover a disproportionate number of documents that are completely irrelevant to specific cases, but at the same time contain highly sensitive personal data. Thus, the requested materials include documents containing the employees' medical data, financial situation and marital status, says Tim Lamb, one of the leading lawyers of the community service.

Facebook official added that the company has cooperated with the European Commission in both investigations so far. , by challenging the proceedings, the aim is not to delay the investigations. The company states that as a sort of workaround for Commission officials, sensitive documents would have been given access to documents at the company's California headquarters, but this option was denied by the EU competition authority.

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