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A group of Europe-based Facebook users had asked an Ireland-based judge to investigate the social network's relationship with the NSA. It didn't work out.
Officials for the European country investigate whether Skype shared information on Luxembourg-based users with the NSA, according to a report from the Guardian.
Citing violations of European data protection laws, the group has taken legal action against Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo.
A Europe-based group campaigning for better privacy protection on Facebook says it will take the Irish government to court over what it considers a half-baked audit.
Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says it will determine, by October, whether Facebook will face legal action under European privacy laws.
Facebook meets with student activists in Europe regarding concerns over how it handles users' personal information.