Integrating 20 cases from 2011 and 2012, the consolidated lawsuit asks for more than $15 billion from Facebook. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The class action lawsuit accuses Facebook of illegally wiretapping users
  • Laws in the US make it illegal to tap into any electronic communication medium unless one is party to the exchange
  • The suit alleges that the corporation tracked its users when they were away from social media