TITLE

Facebook settles ad privacy lawsuit

AUTHOR(S)
O'Reilly, Lara
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Marketing Week (Online Edition);6/18/2012, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that social media network, Facebook has agreed to pay 10 million U.S. dollars to charity as part of a settlement for a class action lawsuit. Five users have alleged that Facebook violated user privacy with its sponsored stories advertisement format. They claimed that Facebook violated California's law by advertising when they had liked certain brands, not giving them option to opt out with the advertisement appearing as a sponsored story.
ACCESSION #
77322132

 

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