Paul Ceglia, the man who claims to own a considerable share in Facebook, has claimed that the company violated his privacy by publishing his email username and password in court documents.
Ceglia claims that he is part owner of the world’s largest social network, valued at more than $60 billion because of a contract he signed with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The man’s lawyers claim that Facebook’s legal team included Ceglia’s email passwords in the court documents it had filed on September 1. The company removed the details the very next day but not before the passwords was visible to the whole wide world for 12 hours.
“Counsel’s baffling misconduct resulted in Ceglia’s e-mail accounts being accessible to the world for 12 hours,” Ceglia’s lawyers said in a document filed in the court, adding that they plan to ask for sanctions and attorney’s fees.
Last month, the court had ordered Ceglia to give Facebook access to his email accounts which he had used to communicate with Mark Zuckerberg between 2003 and 2004.
Facebook claims that Ceglia is a fraud and has forged the documents which allegedly prove his ownership of Facebook. Ceglia, till date, has not been able to submit the proof which might establish his claims.