Providence Attorney Files Class Action Lawsuit Versus Facebook

Derrick Rose of East Providence, Rhode Island announced last week that he filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook over privacy concerns relating to Facebook’s “Instant Personalization,” a social network tool that allows third party websites to access users’ personal information when users visit on third party websites.

Click here to see the complaint – Rose v. Facebook, Inc.  CA 10-232S

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, alleges that Facebook’s “Instant Personalization” feature has violated users’ privacy rights and seeks to certify a national class of Facebook users.

“The activation of Instant Personalization and the sharing of information about users with unrelated third party websites violated users reasonable expectations of privacy ”, the lawsuit claims.

“Social networking sites like Facebook are continuing to put profits over privacy and users are demanding control over the use of their personal information on the internet”, said Attorney Peter N. Wasylyk, Mr. Rose’s attorney.

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