9th Circ. Eases Data-Sharing Risks For Facebook, Others

Law360, New York (May 16, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit's ruling that Facebook Inc. and Zynga Game Network Inc. did not violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by divulging users' identities and browsing activity to third parties draws a line between content and noncontent information that is likely to shield companies from liability for targeted advertising and other common data uses.

In a May 8 opinion, the three-judge appellate panel upheld the dismissal of a pair of putative class actions alleging the companies violated the Stored Communications Act and the Wiretap Act, which...
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Nancy Graf, et al v. ZYNGA Game Network, Inc.


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11-18044

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

December 22, 2011


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Mike Robertson v. Facebook, Inc.


Case Number

12-15619

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

March 22, 2012

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