Facebook Facing Class Action over Privacy Changes

Kara Reeder

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims that the privacy setting changes that Facebook made at the end of last year have in reality reduced privacy protections for Facebook users rather than increasing them, reports Computerworld.

 

In December, Facebook made a number of changes to its privacy settings. However, the class action suit alleges:

 

Changes to the privacy settings that Facebook implemented and represented to increase User privacy had the outright opposite effect of resulting in the public dissemination of personal information that was originally private.

 

The lawsuit, filed by five Facebook users, seeks unspecified monetary damages from the company.



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