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Mississippi Facebook suit transferred to California

3 years ago February 19, 2012 Feb 19, 2012 Sunday, February 19 2012 Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:42:53 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OXFORD, MS- A federal judge has transferred a Mississippi woman's lawsuit against Facebook to California, where other similar actions are consolidated.

The Mississippi lawsuit contends that Facebook violates wiretap laws by recording users' Internet browsing history without permission. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Oxford in November on behalf of Brooke Rutledge of Lafayette County.

The Mississippi lawsuit claims Facebook violates wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records users' online activity even when they aren't logged into Facebook.

Facebook denies the allegation.

Sources say the Mississippi court said transferring the lawsuit would centralize 11 suits pending in 10 federal court districts.

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