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Suit Seeks Class-Action Status

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 20, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports on a lawsuit filed against the social network Myspace that alleges the company violated federal privacy law and its own privacy policy. The suit seeks class-action status. The plaintiffs allege that the company shares users' personally identifiable information with advertisers despite a statement to the contrary in its privacy policy. The plaintiffs are seeking "$1,000 per person affected" in addition to other unspecified damages. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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