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The Supreme Court Narrows the TCPA’s Autodialer Provision: Facebook Can Text You

On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Facebook, Inc. v. Noah Duguid, No. 19-511, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 1742 (U.S. Apr. 1, 2021), siding with Facebook in narrowing the federal ban on unsolicited robocalls and robotexts.   The Court held that Facebook did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) by sending security related text messages to the Plaintiff, Noah Duguid.  Duguid sued Facebook after receiving several text messages from Facebook alerting him that someone tried to access his Facebook account from an unknown browser, when he never had a [...]

Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200: Privacy in a Digital Age.

On December 3, 2020, Maximilian Klein and Sarah Grabert filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging certain privacy practices in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  The crux of Plaintiffs’ Class Action Complaint alleges that in exchange for providing services to Facebook’s users, Facebook collected user data, allowing advertisers to use it for targeted advertising to Facebook users.  More specifically, Plaintiffs allege that Facebook and its affiliated companies (Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus) used this data to target smaller companies and competitors to eliminate competition and [...]