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Firm Considers Filing Class Actions Against Facebook

SOCIAL NETWORKING—CANADA

July 6, 2010

A Canadian law firm is considering filing class-action lawsuits against the world's largest social networking site over privacy issues. Regina-based Merchant Law Group LLP has announced it will launch class actions against Facebook on behalf of anyone who was "subject to misrepresentation and other wrongful practices...in regards to their personal information," The Vancouver Sun reports. Research has shown that 48 percent of Canadians use the social networking site. The focus of the potential lawsuits would be on allegations that the social network changed its terms of service without communicating the changes to users and altered privacy settings without proper user consent, according to a 32-page statement filed in the Court of Queen's Bench.
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