Data Privacy Plaintiffs Aim To Add UK Facebook Users To Suit

By Hannah Albarazi (July 15, 2020, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A California judge appeared skeptical Wednesday of American Facebook users' arguments that their counterparts in the United Kingdom should be allowed to join U.S. multidistrict litigation over the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he didn't understand why California law, as opposed to U.K. law, would apply to questions surrounding whether Facebook's updated user agreement, which includes a forum-selection clause, prohibits U.K. users from bringing claims stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal against Facebook in U.S. courts.

Judge Chhabria wondered aloud whether he should deny the Facebook users' motion for leave to amend their complaint on futility...

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