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Agencies
August 18, 2009
Popular social networking site Facebook is in trouble again, as a group of Facebook users have filed a civil lawsuit, which alleges that the social networking site is violating California consumer privacy laws. The lawsuit has been filed in California's Orange County Superior Court by five users including two children younger than 13, a user of the original Facebook, a professional photographer, and an actress and a model.

The 40-page complaint accuses the Palo Alto, California-based company of violating California privacy and online privacy laws by disseminating private information to third parties for commercial purposes.

"Plaintiffs and the general public desire and expect a level of privacy, which Facebook has failed to satisfy under its current policies, procedures, practices, and technology," the complaint states.

A Facebook spokesman declined to comment on the specifics of the lawsuit other than to say, "We see no merit to this suit and we plan to fight it."