Wiretap claims fail against Facebook, Zynga in disclosure lawsuit

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Posted: May 08, 2014 12:39 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday dismissed federal wiretap claims against Facebook and Zynga in a civil lawsuit over disclosure of user information to advertisers.

In a separate ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also revived breach of contract claims under state law against Facebook over the information disclosures.

(The story corrects to make clear state law claims revived only against Facebook, not Zynga.)

(Reporting by Dan Levine, Editing by Franklin Paul)