Another proposed class action lawsuit takes aim at Facebook and co-defendants Cambridge Analytica; SCL Group, Limited; and Global Science Research LTD’s alleged handling and manipulation of users’ data. From the complaint:
“While this information was represented by Facebook to be protected as private, and used for only expressly disclosed and limited purposes, Defendants SCA, SCL and GSR, without authorization, or by exceeding whatever limited authorization they or their agents received from the Facebook user, improperly collected the Personal Information of Plaintiffs and Class Members, nearly 50 million Facebook users, again for their own financial benefit.”
The 28-page lawsuit charges that Facebook was aware users’ data was being improperly aggregated yet failed to stop it while “negligently and recklessly” taking a hands-off approach in monitoring how the platform was being used by third parties.
More of ClassAction.org’s coverage of the lawsuits filed amid the Facebook data harvesting scandal can be foundhere.