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 June 21, 2015  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Online

Kevin Drews reports:

British Columbia’s top court has stopped a class-action lawsuit filed by a Vancouver woman against Facebook Inc. over a now-defunct advertising product.

Deborah Douez alleged the product known as Sponsored Stories used the names and images of Facebook members without their consent, breaching Section 4 of B.C.’s Privacy Act.

But her case pitted the law, requiring lawsuits filed under the Privacy Act to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court, against a clause in Facebook’s Terms of Use, requiring legal complaints against the company to be filed in Santa Clara County, Calif.

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