Facebook Privacy Case Tests 'True Consent' in Online World
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Facebook Privacy Case Tests ‘True Consent’ in Online World

A Facebook privacy case that could change the way Canadian law looks at how we provide consent online, and whether internet companies based elsewhere can be sued in Canada made its way to the Supreme Court last week.

The key issue is whether a class-action lawsuit against Facebook can be heard in B.C., where the case was filed. The terms of use people agree to when they use Facebook say any lawsuit against the company must be filed where it’s headquartered, in California.

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