Facebook ‘will fight’ Californian privacy lawsuit

[AP] Five Facebook users filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging that the social networking site is violating California’s privacy laws and misleading members about how their personal information is used.The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, asks for damages and attorney’s fees and includes a request for a jury trial.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10591536Also see:Facebook privacy lawsuit ‘a jumbled mess’
While I can’t comment on the entire suit, it’s clear to me that parts of the just-filed privacy lawsuit against Facebook represent a lack of understanding of how social networks like Facebook work as well as how best to protect children and adults on the Internet. I’m especially baffled by the allegation that Facebook violated the rights of an 11-year-old child because he disclosed that he had swine flu.The suit, brought by five plaintiffs in Southern California, alleges that Facebook violates California privacy laws.

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