Meta, the umbrella company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, recently launched in the USA. on charges of competition faced. While the lawsuit, which is stated to result in the technology giant losing WhatsApp and Instagram, continues; Another bad news for Meta came from England.
A UK law firm has sued Meta on the grounds that it collects and processes user data in an anticompetitive manner. Competition law expert Dr. If the lawsuit, spearheaded by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen and funded by law firm Innsworth, ends up against Meta, the company £2.3 billion ($3.2 billion) may have to pay compensation.
Abused the data of 44 million Facebook users
Competition law expert Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen shared the details of the case with The Guardian. Gormsen said that Meta does not charge users any fees while becoming a member of Facebook, but shares user data with its business partners in return for becoming a member. Violation of Competition Law in the UK interpreted as.
Adding to his words that Meta has a completely disproportionate relationship with its users, Lovdahl Gormsen said that Meta does not pay any compensation to Facebook users. using your personal data stated. Gormsen, even if users read the terms and conditions that appear when they become a member of Facebook, they won’t know it’s being used He filed a lawsuit against Meta.
1 October 2015 – 31 December 2019 Meta will pay compensation per user if the lawsuit, which covers the period, is positive. The amount of this compensation will be determined by the Competition Court of Appeal, which discussed the case. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen’s £2.3bn compensation lawsuit was settled by Meta. The cost of damage to Facebook users as requested.
Reaction to the lawsuit from the meta front
A Meta spokesperson reacted to the lawsuit in a statement to The Guardian. The spokesperson implicitly denied competition law expert Lovdahl Gormsen. About how Facebook users’ data is processed have control and knowledge expressed.
A spokesperson for Meta said, “People choose our services. Because we add value to their lives. Our users have control over what information they share with whom on Meta platforms. “We’ve invested heavily in building tools that allow them to do that.”
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