Meta sued for £2.3bn over claim Facebook users in UK were exploited

Lawsuit claims company set ‘unfair price’ by taking users’ personal data without proper compensation

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta is being sued for £2.3bn in a class action lawsuit that claims 44 million Facebook users in the UK had their data exploited after signing up to the social network.

The case argues that Meta has broken the 1998 Competition Act by setting an “unfair price” for Facebook’s UK users when they are given access to the service. The lawsuit brought by the legal expert Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen argues that the price for getting on Facebook, which does not charge its users, is handing over personal data that generates most of the company’s income.

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Meta, Facebook, Social networking, Data protection, Technology, UK news, Digital media UK news | The Guardian

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