Facebook and CA hit with class action lawsuit
Lawyers from the US and the UK have filed a joint class action lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. on the behalf of 70 million US Facebook users and 1 million British Facebook users, for failure to protect personal information. The lawsuit has been filed in the United States Federal District Court in Delaware.
"Facebook utterly failed in its duty and promise to secure the personal information of millions of its users, and, when aware that this stolen information was aimed against its owners, it failed to take appropriate action," said co-lead counsel Robert Ruyak.
Also included in the lawsuit are 3 companies complicit in the creation of political propaganda: Cambridge Analytica LLC, SCL Group Limited and Global Science Research Limited.
"We must also make certain that organizations like Cambridge Analytica and their benefactors , the Mercer family and Steve Bannon, are held accountable for this egregious theft and misuse and cannot further exploit it," said Robert Ruyak.
"The defendants effectively abused the human right to privacy of ordinary Facebook users and, if that were not enough, then the fruits of that abuse are alleged to have undermined the democratic process," said co-lead counsel Jason McCue, from the UK.
Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress later today about these data breaches.
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