Facebook suit transferred to California

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – 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. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Mississippi court said transferring the lawsuit would centralize 11 suits pending in 10 federal court districts.

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