Facebook Privacy Litigation News

Judge Blocks Facebook Data Breach Victims from Suing for Damages as Group

A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc. users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, but can seek better security at the social media company after …

Judge Permits Nationwide Privacy Lawsuit Against Facebook to Proceed

A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc. to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.” While …

Facebook Must Face Privacy Class Action Over Collecting Biometric Data

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc.’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent. The 3-0 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit …

Facebook Faces Lawsuit for Data Breach Affecting Nearly 30 Million Users

Facebook Inc. failed to fend off a lawsuit over a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users, one of several privacy snafus that have put the company under siege. The company’s disclosure in September that hackers exploited several software …

D.C. Judge Lets Cambridge Analytica Privacy Suit Against Facebook Proceed

Facebook Inc. must defend itself in a District of Columbia lawsuit accusing the social network of failing to safeguard users’ personal data and allowing a U.K. political consulting firm to mine the information for the benefit of Donald Trump’s 2016 …

Facebook Must Turn Over Records on How Execs Handle Data Privacy, Judge Rules

A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc. to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. In a …

Facebook Reported Agreeing to 20-Year Pact on Privacy Oversight by Government

The social media giant Facebook Inc. is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions. The agreement …

How Much Do Facebook Users Really Care About Privacy?

Facebook Inc. is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter. It has been just over …

Privacy Practices Probe Could Cost Facebook Up to $5 Billion

Facebook Inc. estimated that it will cost as much as $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into its privacy practices, as the social-media company moves to put the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal behind it. Facebook said Wednesday …

Facebook Opposes Release of Privacy Reports Used to Settle Litigation

Facebook Inc. will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents. Facebook plans to intervene in …