Facebook, Zynga Consumer Privacy Actions Shut Down

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 10:41 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday simultaneously dismissed two putative class actions against Facebook Inc. and social network games maker Zynga Inc. that alleged the companies improperly shared consumers' personal information with advertisers.

In two orders filed in the Northern District of California, U.S. District Judge James Ware sided with the companies and agreed that the plaintiffs in both cases had failed to state claims under the Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act and California statutes. In addition, plaintiffs in the case against Zynga failed to support...
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