OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear an appeal in a case which pits a British Columbia woman against social media giant Facebook.
Deborah Louise Douez sought to file a class action against Facebook over its so-called sponsored stories.
When a Facebook member presses the “Like” button on a post associated with an entity that has purchased the sponsored stories service, an ad with the member’s name and portrait was sometimes displayed on the newsfeeds of that member’s friends.
Douez called that a violation of the Privacy Act because she was not notified about the ad.
As usual, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for agreeing to hear the appeal.