Facebook Users Win Injunctive Class Cert. In Data Breach Suit

By Lauren Berg (November 27, 2019, 6:33 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of current Facebook users seeking to change Facebook's security practices over claims the social media giant's negligence led to a data breach that affected 29 million users, but rejected two other proposed classes seeking monetary damages.

While named plaintiff Stephen Adkins requested certification for three separate classes — one seeking an injunction to change Facebook's security practices, one seeking cash for future credit monitoring and one seeking damages from time spent devoted to the data breach — U.S. District Judge William Alsup found that only the worldwide class seeking to change Facebook's security...

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