Facebook Privacy Litigation News

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 …

Facebook in Australia Faces Potential Class Action Suit over Data Privacy Breaches

Litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd is preparing to potentially sue social media giant Facebook Inc in Australia over its sharing of users’ data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The world’s largest social network said in April that data of up …

Judge Scolds Facebook for ‘Faulty Proposition’ Over Privacy Claims

A judge scolded Facebook Inc. for misconstruing his own rulings as he ordered the company to face a high-stakes trial accusing it of violating user privacy. The social media giant has misinterpreted prior court orders by continuing to assert the …

Facebook Wants to Block Top EU Court from Getting Key Privacy Case

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United …