Meta* agreed to go to the worldwide Cambridge Analytica data transfer suit

Meta* agreed to go to the worldwide Cambridge Analytica data transfer suit

Meta*Platforms went to out-of-court settlement of claims in which Facebook* was accused of illegally transmitting user data to Cambridge Analytica.

During the pre-trial meeting, Meta* announced its intention to settle the plaintiffs ' claims out of court. The company made concessions after its head, Mark Zuckerberg, had decided to call for questioning: he had to answer the plaintiff ' s questions within six hours, Bloomberg claims. Facebook users decided to sue the social network in 2018, when it was discovered that a U.S. presidential candidate, Cambridge Analytica, had access to the personal data of 87 million people registered on the platform.

U.S. justice has regularly approved applicants' requests for Facebook internal documentation,* confirming that the social media administration was unable to protect the user's personal data. A lost case could have cost the Meta* company's platform several hundred million dollars. In addition to Mr. Zuckerberg's testimony, the company's former second-person chief operating director, Cheryl Sandberg, who recently announced her intention to leave the company, was expected to testify on 20 September.

On the previous day, the representatives of both sides had requested the judge to suspend the case in order "to facilitate the process of finalizing the settlement agreement" and to submit it to the court for preliminary approval.

* Listed on the list of voluntary associations and religious organizations in respect of which the court has taken a legally enforceable decision to abolish or prohibit activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Act No. 114-FZ of 25 July 2002 on countering extremist activities.