‘Are the User Contracts of Google and Facebook Illegal?’

“Are the user contracts of Google and Facebook illegal? No one has ever raised this question in court, so as yet there is no definitive answer. But why would anyone raise this question? Because the business model of Google and Facebook (free service for personal data) is immoral and the contracts implementing it are arguably illegal. Critics have pointed to the companies’ various failings: monopoly, privacy violations, harmful content, and misrepresentations. But although their business model is the problem, no one has used a legal argument to attack it …” (more)

[Preston Torbert, ContractsProf Blog, 30 June]

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