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Myspace Sued for Sharing Member Data

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 15, 2011

Myspace has been accused of improperly sharing members' data with aggregators, Bloomberg reports. Two law firms filed suit against the company in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, NY, on Wednesday. "Myspace knowingly serves as and profits handsomely from being a conduit through which details of the most intimate aspects of its members' lives, as reflected in their Internet browsing history and otherwise, are transmitted to data aggregators, who package the information into profiles and sell it like any other commodity to advertisers," the Virtue v. Myspace Inc. complaint states.
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