Dana Herra reports:
A federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man’s attempted class action lawsuit against Facebook, contending the social media provider’s photo sharing platform violates Illinois privacy law. In dismissing the matter, however, the judge said the court in this case only lacked jurisdiction to rule in the matter, and stopped short of rendering an opinion on the lawsuit’s allegations against Facebook.
On Jan. 21, U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso granted Facebook’s motion to dismiss the case, docketed in Chicago federal court as No. 15-C-7681, for lack of personal jurisdiction. The social media giant’s other motion to dismiss – for failure to state a claim – was stricken as moot, since the judge had determined the court had no jurisdiction in the case.
Read more on Cook County Record.