Facebook agrees to settle class-action over message scans

“Facebook has agreed to resolve a battle with consumers who sued the company for allegedly scanning the “private” messages that users send to each other. News of the settlement comes seven months after a U.S. District Court judge in the Northern District of California ruled that the consumers can’t seek monetary damages on a class-wide basis, because assessing damages requires case-by-case decisions. The legal battle dates to 2013, when Arkansas resident Matthew Campbell and Oregon resident Michael Hurley alleged in a class-action complaint that Facebook violated the federal wiretap law by intercepting users’ messages to each other and scanning them.” Read more at MediaPost.

Categories: Law, Regulation


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