$20M Facebook Settlement Faces Parental Consent Challenge

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- A consumer advocacy group lodged an appeal with the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday of a $20 million privacy settlement over Facebook Inc.’s use of members’ pictures in digital ads, saying the company can still exploit minors’ images in violation of state parental consent laws under the agreement.

Five class objectors will challenge the deal's purported safeguards against Facebook's use of minors’ images without parental consent in its ‘Sponsored Stories’ program, which creates ads that incorporate a user’s name and likeness after they click on the site’s...
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