Privacy and Content Governance – Increasing Challenges for Content Providers

In a recent article published by Scott & Scott, LLP, Match.com has been sued in the U.S. District Court by a group of individuals seeking class-action certification.  The plaintiffs allege breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation against Match.com.  They are claiming that the Match.com website contains thousands of fake profiles, and that these profiles are placed there by third parties for illegitimate and unlawful reasons.  Furthermore, they are claiming that Match.com makes little or no effort to vet new profiles posted, nor takes action against these fake profiles.