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Daily Wrap: The Facebook Class Action Lawsuit and more

Murphy P.A. files a class action lawsuit against Facebook. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

Murphy P. A. a Baltimore law firm, filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that Facebook tracked user data after logging off of Facebook. Facebook ceased the process in September. While there are several similar state-level suits pending, this is the first nationwide suit that could encompass every U.S. user that signed up to Facebook before their cookies and privacy policy was updated.

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