Class-Action Suit Filed Against Social Network
PRIVACY LAWApril 6, 2012
Postmedia News reports on a BC entrepreneur's class-action lawsuit against Facebook, which alleges the social network's "sponsored stories" constitute a breach of privacy laws. Deborah Douez filed the suit in BC Supreme Court "on behalf of all BC residents who are Facebook members and whose name or portrait has been used by Facebook in a 'sponsored story' without their consent," the report states. The notice of claim alleges the use of names or photos without consent is "outrageous, wanton, reckless, callous, disgraceful, wilful and entirely without care for the plaintiffs and class members' statutory right to control the use of their own names or portraits," and seeks punitive damages from Facebook.