Facebook Wins “Like Button” Privacy Lawsuit  

Facebook Wins “Like Button” Privacy Lawsuit  

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila ruled in favor of Facebook and dismissed the plaintiff’s wiretap claims with prejudice.

Facebook had previously been accused of gathering user data on sites that had a “Like” button, even if the user was logged out. The long-drawn series of lawsuits which began in 2011 was thrown out in June by Davila.

The users then filed an amended complaint which focused on Facebook’s alleged violations of its own privacy policy last October. However, the judge pointed out that Facebook’s data use policy wasn’t published until September 2011, after another document “Statement of Rights and User Responsibilities” got posted.


Source: MediaPost

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