TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Charney Lawyers PC has commenced a privacy breach class action against Facebook arising from the New York Times' investigation published on December 18, 2018. The class action claims that Facebook allowed companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Spotify far greater access to users' personal data than previously disclosed.
The class action includes allegations that Facebook allowed more than 150 companies including Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Sony, Royal Bank of Canada and Apple, to financially benefit by sharing user data including names of Facebook friends, private messages, calendar entries, and phone numbers. Facebook allowed these companies to read people's private messages, see participants in threads, and even delete messages all without permission or notice to account holders.
"Facebook is the world's leading social media network generating billions of dollars in advertising revenues from users' account information. When Facebook shares access to users' accounts with sophisticated tech companies it reveals patterns that allow these companies to collect very sensitive, personal information and build very intimate profiles. This has to stop." said Ted Charney of Charney Lawyers PC.
Mr. Charney has been counsel in major privacy breach class actions and is a frequent lecturer and author on privacy law.
All Canadians who have a Facebook account are encouraged to register to receive more information about the class action by emailing: [email protected]
SOURCE Charney Lawyers