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Class Action Lawsuits Against Facebook Consolidated, Creating One of the Largest Data Privacy Lawsuits


Litigation is underway for data misuse class action lawsuits against
social media giant

Many consumers are concerned by the handling of their data by Facebook,
Inc. (FB).
Now there's a way for their voices to be heard.

On July 27, 2018, Judge Vince Chhabria appointed Lesley
E. Weaver
of Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP and Derek
W. Loeser
of Keller Rohrback L.L.P. as Co-Lead Counsel to prosecute
claims against Facebook, Inc. in one of the largest and most publicized
data privacy lawsuits to date. The litigation concerns a new, digital
version of an invasion of privacy made worse by the ability of companies
to obtain individuals' personally identifiable information and use it to
manipulate them.

The lawsuit alleges that Facebook disregarded its users' privacy by
exploiting their personally identifiable information. The alleged misuse
includes, among other things, the misuse of Facebook users' photographs,
names, locations, and biographical information as well as intimate
details about users' religious and political beliefs, moods, race,
gender, familial status, locations, and shopping habits.

Facebook's alleged exploitation of its users' information came to the
public's attention in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Cambridge Analytica worked with a third-party app called "This Is Your
Digital Life" to obtain over 87 million Facebook users' personally
identifiable information and went on to use that data to create detailed
profiles or dossiers of Facebook users.

Evidence suggests that Facebook gave many other third-party app
developers access to users' personal information without obtaining
users' consent and in violation of state and federal laws.

Facebook users interested in learning more should visit

Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP

The attorneys at Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP have recovered tens of
billions of dollars for their clients in landmark litigation, including
more than $17 billion for consumers and the environment in the
Volkswagen matter. The firm has offices in New York and Oakland,
California, and represents sophisticated U.S. and international
investors, small businesses, municipalities and consumers in significant
cases across the country. The firm's lawyers have been profiled in a
variety of national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the
New York Times, the New York Law Journal, Law360, the National Law
Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List, and the Legal 500.

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. has a long track record of success with data
privacy litigation, including serving in leadership roles in the Sony
Pictures, 21st Century Oncology, VTech Electronics, and Experian data
privacy matters. With offices in New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Oakland,
Missoula and Santa Barbara, Keller Rohrback serves as lead and co-lead
counsel in class actions throughout the country. Its nationally
recognized Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to
clients nationwide, and its trial lawyers have obtained judgments and
settlements on behalf of clients in excess of $23.25 billion.

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