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Facebook Settles Suit for $10 Million

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 18, 2012

Facebook has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company violated user privacy with its "Sponsored Stories" feature and its lack of an opt-out provision. The suit was filed by five Facebook members and was settled last month with U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh agreeing the plaintiffs had proven economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photos and "likenesses" within the feature, Reuters reports. 
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