Max Schrems’ 2013 complaint to the Irish data protection commissioner over Facebook’s handling of his personal information put him in an unusual position on Tuesday: He’s a co-defendant, alongside Facebook, in a case before the High Court of Ireland.

The case concerns the standard contract clauses that Facebook and other companies relied on to legalize their export of European Union citizens’ personal information to the U.S. for processing in the months after the Safe Harbor agreement was overturned.

The three-week hearing began Tuesday with representations from the data protection commissioner, which brought the case; Schrems and Facebook will get their turn next week.

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