Facebook Faces Class-Action Lawsuit In Canada Over Alleged Misuse Of Personal Information

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/facebook-class-action-lawsuit-canada_ca_5f997266c5b6c265d8ef6cb5

OTTAWA ― Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. The proposed class-action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court to order the social-media giant to bolster its security practices to better protect sensitive information and comply with federal privacy law. It also seeks $1,000 for each of the approximately 622,000 Canadians whose information was shared with others through a digital app.