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 December 1, 2010  Business, Court, Online

Wendy Davis reports:

A Virginia resident has sued data broker Rapleaf, as well as Facebook and game developer Zynga, for violating users’ privacy by allegedly sending their names and other personal information to advertisers.

“Defendants inappropriately and unlawfully transmitted sensitive personally identifiable information, including Facebook User IDs … and real names, to third parties,” Barbara Moskowitz alleges in court papers filed recently in federal district court in San Jose, Calif. She argues that Rapleaf violated wiretap laws, and also that the transmission of data about her was done in violation of Facebook’s contracts with app developers.

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