A court in Amsterdam found the company guilty of improperly handling user data for almost ten years.
Posted on 15 March 2023 by Redazione
The use of personal data is a source of joy and sorrow for Meta. From here, for its social platforms derive the majority of revenues, because data are the basis of all advertising activities, but they are also the most contested argument by watchdog organizations and consumer protection associations. The last negative opinion on the subject is that of a court in Amsterdam that ruled in favour of users gathered in class action, who contested an improper use of their personal data.
According to the court, for almost a decade (between April 2020 and January 2020) Facebook has been handling user data illegally, using it for advertising activities and also transferring it to third parties and sending it from the Netherlands to the United States. All without having properly informed people of these uses.
The class action was promoted by the Dutch privacy organization
Data Privacy Stichting with the support of Consumentenbond, a consumer protection association. The legal action was directed at three subsidiaries of Meta and in particular Facebook Ireland, which is responsible for the use of personal data of European users.
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