Facebook Files Lawsuit Over Data Scraping in Portugal

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Facebook and Facebook Ireland filed a lawsuit in Portugal against two individuals for scraping user profiles and other data from its website, calling their actions a violation of the social network’s terms of service, as well as Portugal’s Database Protection Law.

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