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Examining the Facebook Class-Action in BC

PRIVACY LAW

October 11, 2013

This week, Mondaq examines the class action lawsuit filed by Branch MacMaster LLP on behalf, initially, of Deborah Douez back in March of 2012. Two lawyers involved with the case, Greg McMullen and Christopher Rhone, tell Mondaq that while the harm of appearing in a Facebook sponsored story without consent is obviously minimal, “somone’s privacy is still invaded, which is a harm in and of itself … privacy is an important part of people’s identity.” Facebook was not contacted for the story. The certification hearing is currently scheduled for late November. You can get updates from the lawfirm on the case’s status here.
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