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Class Action Filed Against Facebook

SOCIAL NETWORKING—CANADA

July 7, 2010

A Canadian law firm has filed a nationwide class-action suit against social networking site Facebook, The StarPhoenix reports. Regina-based Merchant Law Group LLP has filed the suit on behalf of a single class representative, the report states, but purports to represent all registered Facebook users who "were subject to misrepresentations and other wrongful practices" with regard to the site's use of their personal information. The suit's statement of claim accuses the social networking site of a long list of infractions--including invasion of privacy and conversion of personal information--and alleges the site "intentionally or negligently misrepresented" past changes to its terms of service that allowed user information to become publicly available.  
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