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Meta's Facebook agrees to settle Cambridge Analytica Suit over user data

Facebook had argued it disclosed its practices in user agreements. It had also said that anyone sharing their information on a social network shouldn't count on holding onto their privacy

Meta Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg
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Meta Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg (Photo: Bloomberg)

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg
Meta Platforms Inc. settled a long-running lawsuit that claimed Facebook illegally shared user data with the research firm Cambridge Analytica.

The preliminary settlement, disclosed in a court filing late Friday, follows the revelation last month that Meta Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg would have to sit for as long as six hours of questioning by plaintiffs’ lawyers. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

Facebook users sued the company in 2018 after it was revealed that the UK research firm connected to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for president gained access to the data of as many as 87 million

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First Published: Aug 27 2022 | 7:28 AM IST

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