Peoplesort is suing the social networking site over its handling of its payroll information, which includes information about employees’ paychecks.
In a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, the tech giant claims that the social media company violated its own privacy policies when it shared its employees’ information with its corporate affiliates.
The filing comes days after Facebook and other tech companies faced a public backlash after the company admitted to violating privacy rules with its paywall.
In April, Facebook agreed to pay $635 million to settle allegations that it shared information about its users’ private information with third parties.
In response to the Peopleset lawsuit, Facebook said it would remove all personal information from the payroll information and other data it collects.
Peoplesent filed its complaint in the Southern District of California against Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Spotify and Tumblr.
The complaint alleges that the information Peoplesart is seeking includes information on the employees’ income, how much they earn, their education, employment status, and other demographic information.
In the complaint, the company says that Peoplesatt “is seeking a declaratory judgment that the breach occurred and that Facebook breached Peoples’ privacy rights by sharing its employees information with Peoples of any kind.”
“We take privacy very seriously and our policy is updated regularly,” Facebook said.
“We have taken steps to make our privacy policies clearer and easier to understand, and we regularly update our policies and how we collect, use and share information to keep them as up-to-date as possible.”
” Facebook has not provided a statement from Peoplesert regarding whether it has already taken steps as of this writing to delete any information it has received from other parties.
The tech company did not say how it would respond to the complaint.
Peples complaint is the latest in a series of lawsuits filed by companies seeking to have the company removed from Facebook.
Earlier this year, a San Francisco law firm filed a class action suit against Facebook in a San Mateo, California, court, accusing Facebook of violating California’s consumer privacy law and antitrust law.
Facebook settled the suit in November, and Peoplesont is now suing Facebook in federal court in Seattle.
Peppers complaint also cites the privacy breach as one of the reasons why it filed a lawsuit against Facebook.
The suit seeks to prevent Peoplest from accessing or using any information related to its employees, and seeks damages, unspecified attorneys’ fees, and injunctive relief.