Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' settlement gets preliminary approval

The Judge will decide on a final approval at a 'fairness hearing' in June next year

By , IDG News Service |  On-demand Software

"If Facebook wishes to use the information posted online by a child, it must secure the ADVANCE permission of the parent for EACH such capture and republication event, with detailed disclosure of what will be published to others, and to whom it will be published," the organizations wrote in a filing.

The arguments presented in the brief by the two organizations as to the minor class do not compel a conclusion that preliminary approval is unwarranted, although the parties should ensure that they have adequately responded to them prior to the hearing on final approval, the Judge wrote in his order on Monday. CPIL and CAI said they intend to file a formal objection at any subsequent fairness hearing.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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