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More join class action suit against Facebook

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More join class action suit against FacebookEurope vs. Facebook, a privacy campaign currently spreading to fight the social network, recently started a new initiative to get all users outside of the U.S. and Canada involved in a class action lawsuit against Facebook. Since launching just last week, that class action suit has reportedly attracted upwards of 11,000 adult Facebook users. Many individuals signing up are from countries where German is a primary language, according to the group.

Though Canadian and American users would have been heavily involved in the suit, it is not possible for them to join. However, it does not seem as though the movement against Facebook is having any trouble without North American members.

Outside of users in German-speaking countries, which make up 50 percent of the class action suit, there are many people from countries like Finland and the UK who are signing up.

Facebook has implemented an illegal privacy policy, according to the lawsuit, but that is only one reason why Europe vs. Facebook is taking place. Additionally, the group says Facebook has supported the NSA, tracked users across external websites, and passed user data between services, some of which are not part of Facebook.

Via [TechCrunch]

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