3 billion lawsuit filed against Meta in UK
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$3 billion lawsuit filed against Meta in UK

Yesterday, 13.01 at the UK Competition Court of Appeal (Competition Appeal Tribunal, CAT) A class action lawsuit has been filed against Meta (formerly Facebook) for violating competition law because the company abused its dominant position in social media for several years.

Image source: AP

Image source: AP

The social network has been ordered to pay £2.3bn ($3.1bn) in damages to meta-users in the UK.

The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, an international competition law expert, who submitted materials to the UK Parliament on Facebook’s dominance and is the author of an academic legal paper on the subject.

Gormsen believes Meta has “unfairly priced” users of the social network in the UK. And she believes the US company should compensate its 44 million UK users for using their data between 2015 and 2019. a social platform that practically gave them “the ability to post photos of babies and kittens to their friends and families.”

The lawsuit alleges that Facebook collected data both on and off its own platform during that time, using mechanisms such as the Facebook pixel, an advertising tool that can be used by third-party websites to track how users act on their website.

The law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which includes Dr. Lovdal Gormsen, Meta sent a letter informing him of the lawsuit.

A spokesman for Meta stated the following about the filing of the lawsuit: “People get free access to our service. They choose our services because we benefit them and they have real control over what information they share on the meta-platforms and with whom.”. He added that the company has invested heavily in developing “tools that will allow them to do this.”

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