Facebook Users Ask Judge For Cert. In Privacy Lawsuit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 5:11 PM EST) -- Two Facebook users asked a California federal judge to certify a proposed class Friday in their privacy lawsuit against the social network, saying the case turns on the company’s program to track links attached to private messages sent by all of its users.

Matthew Campbell and Michael Hurley, who claim Facebook Inc. violates users' privacy by secretly scanning messages so it can count shared links as “likes” on those sites, alleged Friday that they are typical members of the proposed class. They said class action is the best course to enforce users' rights under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the...

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December 30, 2013

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