Meta’s Fb agrees to settle Cambridge Analytica knowledge privateness swimsuit – POLITICO

Meta’s Fb settled a long-running lawsuit in a U.S. court docket looking for damages for letting third events, together with Cambridge Analytica, entry the non-public knowledge of customers.

The preliminary settlement was disclosed in a court docket submitting late Friday. The phrases weren’t disclosed.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs and Fb requested the choose to place the lawsuit on maintain for 60 days to permit the events to “finalize a written settlement settlement” and current it for preliminary approval by the court docket.

Fb customers sued the corporate in 2018 after it was revealed that it had violated client privateness rules by sharing private knowledge of customers with third events, together with Cambridge Analytica, a agency linked with Donald Trump’s presidential marketing campaign. The scandal noticed the information of 87 million customers scraped and shared with out their consent. 

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