Jul 022010
 
 July 2, 2010  Online

Philip Ling reports:

A Canadian law firm is targeting social-networking giant Facebook with potential class-action lawsuits over how the website has handled confidential information and privacy issues.

The Regina-based Merchant Law Group LLP said Friday it is launching class actions on behalf of anyone who was “subject to misrepresentation and other wrongful practices by (Facebook Inc.) in regards to their personal information.”

The lawsuits would allege that Facebook changed its terms of service without proper communication, and that it changed users’ privacy settings without proper consent, the law firm said in a 32-page statement of claim that was filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Winnipeg on Friday.

Read more in the Vancouver Sun.

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