Israel approves class action against Facebook; invalidates jurisdiction clause

An Israeli court has approved a $400million class action case against Facebook in a privacy-related case. Filed in the Central District Court by Ohad Ben Hamo, the case argues that Facebook violates users’ privacy by using their private posts to determine which advertisements they should see, without obtaining their knowing consent to this policy. The court also ruled that the clause in Facebook’s terms of use, requiring cases to be heard in Californian courts, is invalid.