Supreme Court passes on evaluating Facebook class action settlement

Facebook had agreed to pay $9.5 million in 2009 over its Beacon service

Challenges to Facebook’s privacy policies aren’t a new phenomenon. In fact, back in late 2009, Facebook agreed to a $9.5 million class action settlement over its “Beacon” service, which publicly broadcasted a member’s online transactions with affiliated businesses.

For some, that $9.5 million price tag wasn’t high enough, so some members of the class action suit appealed to the Supreme Court for harsher penalties. But the Supreme Court disagreed — the court said on Nov. 4 that it would not review the case, and would allow the 2009 settlement to stand.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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