Opinion | We Should Be Able to Take Facebook to Court by an author (nytimes.com)

After The New York Times revealed last month that Facebook continued to share personal information of millions of consumers with companies like Netflix, Yahoo, Spotify and Google — despite contrary assertions to Congress — many people decided to delete their Facebook accounts. But if Facebook’s actions, as described by The Times, violated the law, consumers should be able to send an even more powerful message, one that could leave a much larger imprint on the company’s ledger books: suing the company for damages.

Facebook knows this and has been working to make it near impossible to do so.

Using Facebook’s logic, if a therapist or lawyer knowingly shares privileged/private information of clients with a third-party, the clients have no legal recourse.

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