Facebook Faces California Privacy Lawsuit

Posted on 18 August 2009

On Monday Facebook Inc. was sued by five users by whom it is said that it violates California’s privacy laws and it is misleading members about the use of their personal information.

The lawsuit is looking for a jury trial and it has been filed in Orange County Superior Court, seeking damages and attorney’s fees.

It has been said by The Palo Alto-based social networking company that it had planned to fight the suit which it says has no merit.

Those members by whom the suit is filed includes two children under age 13, a professional photographer, a user of the original Facebook and a Los Angeles-based actress and model.

It is said by the suit that personal information that is posted by users on is being given by Facebook to third parties in violation of California’s online privacy laws. It also alleges members are not adequately warned by the company of its data harvesting and mining activities.

Not what you are looking for? Try Google Search!

People who liked this Post also read

  • Digg App For iPhone
    Bored with twitter and Reddit? Good news is that Digg has finally made it to your iPhone, allowing you to share your links with other contacts....
  • Best iPhone/iPad Photo & Video Apps
    iPhones are providing many interesting and advance applications for photo sharing and editing. These applications can make your photo galleries more attractive and advance....
  • Best iPhone Apps for Facebook
    iPhone is providing many attractive applications through which you can connect to Facebook. These applications keep your social circle strong. People love such iPhone applications....
  • Editor’s Choice: Best Car Apps for 2011
    People always look for different mobile apps while driving. There are many mobile apps available in the market. Anyone can easily choose and get these apps according to its choice and interest....
  • Personalize Your Facebook Profile
    Facebook is a social networking website with many features. You can make your own groups and applications. You are allowed to invite your friends and can challenge your friends in games. Now you can also change your profile by installing themes....

This post was written by:

R. MAK. - who has written 232 posts on ixibo.

How Should I describe me?... Well! I am a simple dude, who likes to indulge in intelligent conversation with an intelligent people, specially on technology topics hope you are one of them :p

One Response to “Facebook Faces California Privacy Lawsuit”

  1. Hello, just stopped by doing some research for my Los Angeles 4g site. Amazing the amount of information on the web. Not what I was looking for, but nice site. Have a nice day.


August 2009
« Jul   Sep »
  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30