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Friday, 22 October 2010 09:54

Farmville creator sued

Written by Nick Farell


Gave data to advertisers
FarmVille creator Zynga has been sued for "illegally sharing the Facebook user data of its customers with advertisers and data brokers."

The co-lead attorneys of the lawsuit, Edelson McGuire, claims Zynga violated federal law and its contract with Facebook by sharing the user data of players on games such as FarmVille. Michael Aschenbrener of Edelson McGuire said that this appears to be another example of an online company failing the American public with empty promises to respect individual privacy rights.

The lawsuit seeks "monetary relief" for those affected as well as an injunction to "prevent continued privacy abuses," reads the statement. The lawsuit follows a report from TheWall Street Journal claiming the most popular applications on Facebook were transmitting personal user data to advertisers and Internet tracking companies. Zynga has said that the complaint is without merit, and it will defend against it vigorously.

Nick Farell

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