A legal expert has teamed up with a lawsuit to sue Meter on behalf of 44 million Facebook users in the UK, claiming their data was used in violation of competition laws. TechCrunch Reported. The company is seeking 2.3 billion ($ 3.1 billion) in compensation for Facebook users in the UK.
Competition law expert said. The lawsuit was filed by Liza Lovedahl Gormsen, and is being funded by Insworth, a law firm that sues for damages. It claims that even if users do not pay to use Facebook, they surrender valuable data.
“They are exploiting users with their personal data without properly compensating them for taking that data,” said Lovedahl Gormsen. Said in a statement. “I don’t think it’s entirely clear when users click on the terms and conditions of the agreement how unfair the agreement is.”
He added that Facebook has “become the only social network in the UK where you can be sure to connect with friends and family in one place.” And even as it tracks users into its ecosystem (which includes WhatsApp and Instagram), it is also tracking users across other websites. “It has abused its market dominance to impose unfair conditions on ordinary Britons to give them the power to use their personal data,” according to Lovedahl Gormsen.
The lawsuit covers the period from October 2015 to December 31, 2019 This is an “opt-out” class action lawsuit, which means users will not need to take any action for compensation unless they decide to opt out.
“People access our service for free. They choose our services because we value them and they have meaningful control over who they share information with on the Meta platform and with whom. We’ve invested heavily in creating tools that allow them to Lets do it. ” Says a meta spokesman Guardian In a statement.
Facebook has already received a flurry of bad news in the United States this week, as a federal judge says a no-confidence motion has been filed against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Can move forward. The FTC wants to force Meta to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, accusing it of engaging in “anti-competitive behavior” against competitors.
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