In September, Facebook announced that almost 50 million user accounts had been hacked. The hackers gained access to the accounts by taking advantage of a weakness in Facebook’s system tied to a profile preview feature. This has raised questions about how well equipped Facebook is in its privacy and data security policies and practices, resulting in a slew of lawsuits against the tech giant.

Edward McAndrew, Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Privacy and Data Security group, said, "This is going to be different because the question here isn't about how Facebook collected or used data, but about whether they reasonably secured the data they collected."

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