Progress of proceedings against Facebook Netherlands, Facebook Ireland, and Facebook Inc.

After Data Privacy Stichting filed the summons late December 2019, Facebook gave its first written response late August 2020. In it, Facebook raises four incidents in this phase of the proceedings: the Dutch Court has no jurisdiction, the proceedings should be stayed, the Foundation is inadmissible, and Irish law applies, allegedly. In late November 2020, the Foundation submitted its written response in which it explains why the Dutch Court does have jurisdiction, that the proceedings should not be stayed, that the Data Privacy Stichting meets all conditions for admissibility by a wide margin and that Dutch law applies. The Foundation will be able to elaborate on its position on 1 April 2021 before the District Court of Amsterdam.