Lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California allege that Facebook and Zynga shared users’ personal information with advertisers and other unauthorized individuals in violation of their own privacy policies, as well as state and federal privacy laws protecting electronic communications. These lawsuits follow an October 18th Wall Street Journal article that revealed that Facebook applications transmit a user’s Facebook ID to third parties. The Facebook ID could provide access to a user’s personal information. Neither Facebook nor Zynga have commented on the lawsuits.