Law360, San Francisco (July 15, 2020, 6:29 PM EDT) – A California judge on Wednesday seemed skeptical of the arguments of American Facebook users that their counterparts in Britain should be allowed to join the US multidistrict litigation of Cambridge Analytica data. privacy scandal.

US District Judge Vince Chhabria said he did not understand why California law, which contradicts British law, would apply to questions surrounding whether Facebook’s renewed user agreement, which includes a forum selection clause, prohibits British users from filing claims originating from the Cambridge Scandal Analytica against Facebook in a US court.

Judge Chhabria wondered aloud whether he should reject the Facebook user motion for leave to change their complaints about the futility …

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