Monday, January 17, 2011

Facebook Seeks to Dismiss Class-Action Privacy Suits

Facebook's homepage features a login form on t...Image via WikipediaSocial Network Goliath Facebook has filed a 25-page Motion to Dismiss Consolidated Class Action Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to derail two separate lawsuits alleging violation of users' privacy, according to a story in The Recorder cited on Law.com.

In In re Facebook Privacy Litigation (Case No. 10-cv-02389), lawyers for Facebook argue the plaintiffs lack standing, failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted, and neither suffered injury nor damages. One suit, filed last October, claims Facebook breached its own privacy policy by sharing users' personal information with advertisers, while another, filed in November, alleges users' photos to promote "Friend Finder" were appropriated by Facebook without permission. 

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