$2 Billion Class Action Commenced against Facebook for Misuse of Data
25 Apr, 2018, 18:10 ET
TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Koskie Minsky LLP has commenced a $2 billion global class action against Facebook, Inc. for misuse of its users' personal information.
The claim alleges that Facebook was aware that its platform could easily and readily be used by third parties to steal users' personal information. Facebook's failure to monitor the activities of third-party application developers to whom it has granted access to its platform has resulted in the misuse of personal information of millions of Facebook users.
The claim is brought on behalf of all persons anywhere in the world who registered for Facebook accounts wherever they may live, who did not utilize, download, or otherwise access applications created by third parties and whose personal information was obtained from Facebook by third parties, either directly or indirectly, without authorization or in excess of authorization.
"The world is witnessing the consequences of the misuse of Facebook user's private information," says Kirk Baert counsel at Koskie Minsky LLP, "Facebook failed its over 2.2 billion users by not taking steps to prevent third parties from stealing users' personal information. The breaches involving Cambridge Analytica are just the beginning of the story."
A Notice of Action was issued in this case on April 25, 2018.
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