Facebook is Facing an 11,000+ Member Class Action Lawsuit Over Privacy

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On Friday the Europe vs Facebook privacy campaign group kicked off a new legal initiative targeting Facebook — in the form of a class action lawsuit that’s inviting adult non-commercial Facebook users located anywhere outside the US and Canada to join in. On Monday, the group told TechCrunch its civil action has pulled in some 11,000 participants so far, in the first weekend since launch. The largest proportion of participants (about 50%) are currently coming from German-speaking countries, followed by “high number” from the Netherlands, Finland and the UK. “Reasonable numbers come from all European countries and South America,” added a Europe vs Facebook spokesperson. Specifically, the class action is targeting the following “unlawful acts” on the part of Facebook — as the group sees it.

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