Users file privacy lawsuit against Facebook
A group of Facebook users filed a civil lawsuit Monday that alleges the social-networking site is violating California consumer privacy laws.The lawsuit, which was filed in California’s Orange County Superior Court on behalf of five users, seeks a jury trial, as well as damages and attorneys’ fees. The five plaintiffs are described as two children younger than 13, a user of the original Facebook, a professional photographer, and an actress and model.
The 40-page complaint accuses the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company of violating California privacy and online privacy laws by disseminating private information to third parties for commercial purposes.
“Plaintiffs and the general public desire and expect a level of privacy, which Facebook has failed to satisfy under its current policies, procedures, practices, and technology,” the complaint states.Â Continue reading…
Note: No issues with Facebook directly, but I think most folks don’t read the disclaimer and put way too much personal information online – not knowing that information can be garnered by aggregation.