Parents appeal Facebook settlement that violates state laws protecting minors

Today, a group of parents from California, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case in which the district court last month approved a settlement between Facebook and class of plaintiffs alleging privacy violations. As we've described before, the settlement is bad deal; particularly problematic is the fact that the settlement permits Facebook to continue using minors' images for advertising without their parents' consent, in violation of the laws of seven states (CA, FL, NY, OK, TN, VA, WI). Public Citizen is representing the objectors. Read our press release and web page about the case, along with NPR's coverage of our objections in the district court.

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