Magistrate: Discovery From Irish Facebook Affiliate Not Merited In Privacy Suit
Mealey's (July 28, 2015, 9:33 AM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — The plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging privacy violations by Facebook Inc.’s purported scanning of users’ private messages are not permitted to compel materials from the social network’s Irish affiliate, a California federal magistrate ruled July 21, finding that considerations of international comity weighed against such discovery (Matthew Campbell, et al. v. Facebook Inc., No. 4:13-cv-05996, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95702).
(Order available. Document #97-150827-005R.)
In December 2013, Matthew Campbell of Pulaski County, Ark., and Michael Hurley of...