US Supreme Court rejects Facebook’s appeal contesting their violation of the Wiretap Act

A 9th Circuit court in California ruled in favour of a class action against Facebook last year, finding that the internet giant’s business practice of tracking users even when signed out violated Californian privacy law and the federal Wiretap Act. Facebook appealed the latter portion to the Supreme Court, on the grounds that they were not an eavsedropper on the communications in question but a party to them. The Supreme Court declined to even hear this appeal, signaling we remain in an exciting and uncertain time with regards to online privacy law.

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