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Title    BC: Class-Action Lawsuit Against Facebook
Date    Saturday May 31 2014, @06:03PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the we-were-wrong-but-we-don't-do-it-now-defence dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/05/31/1126219

Appalbarry writes:

The Vancouver Sun reports that the BC Supreme court has approved a class action lawsuit against Facebook. From TFA:

British Columbia's Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Friday to a class-action suit against Facebook seeking damages for the networking giant's practice of turning users into brand ambassadors when they hit the "like" button for a product or service.

Judge Susan Griffin said there is evidence that the names or portraits of B.C. residents who are Facebook users were used without their consent in Facebook's Sponsored Stories. Facebook, which last year paid $20 million US to settle a lawsuit in the United States over its sponsored stories, stopped using them earlier this year.

In the Globe and Mail story Facebook seems to claim that because they no longer do this they shouldn't be held accountable for doing it in the past.

Links

  1. "Appalbarry" - https://soylentnews.org/~appalbarry
  2. "reports" - http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/Facebook+faces+class+action+lawsuit+over+privacy/9894181/story.html
  3. "Globe and Mail story" - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-court-approves-class-action-lawsuit-against-facebook/article18935249/

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