Judge Dismisses Facebook Lawsuit
PRIVACY LAW—CANADAApril 12, 2011
Quebec Superior Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook. Judge Michel Déziel refused to authorize certification of the lawsuit, filed in July 2010 by Merchant Law Group in Toronto, which claimed that Facebook breached the privacy of its users, All Facebook reports. The suit also claimed that Facebook's altered privacy rules misappropriated users' personal information, enabling behavioral targeting, the report states. Déziel wrote that "Quebec courts do not have jurisdiction on the litigation because all the users of Facebook accepted, while joining itself to the site, to submit all the eventual recourses to the Californian courts of the district of Santa Clara."