British lawyer files billions claim against Meta

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British lawyer Liza Lovdahl Gormsen has filed a mass claim against Meta, the parent company of Facebook. According to her, the social network has made a lot of money on the backs of users by serving them unfair terms of use. That is why she demands 2.3 billion pounds (converted 2.75 billion euros) from Meta.

The British newspaper The Guardian writes about the lawsuit that the lawyer has planned.

‘Facebook has exploited users’

Lovdahl Gormsen believes Meta has broken UK competition rules by charging users an ‘unfair price’ for Facebook. Members do not have to pay a subscription fee or membership to use the social network. Instead, they pay with their personal information. By collecting, processing and selling data to third parties on a large scale – also known as big data – Facebook has earned its money over the years.

“The social network has exploited users by appropriating their personal data without paying decent compensation,” said the British lawyer. She adds that Facebook had a “completely disproportionate” relationship with its users. She suspects that users didn’t realize how “unfair their deal with Facebook” was when they accepted the terms of use.

Advocate demands £2.3 billion on behalf of 44 million Facebook users

Lovdahl Gormsen has filed a mass claim at the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the capital London on behalf of 44 million British Facebook users. Anyone in the UK who used Facebook between October 2015 and December 2019 is part of the mass claim. Users who do not wish to participate in the lawsuit can opt-out through an opt-out mechanism. In total,

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