Facebook users could be handed £50 EACH over 'illegal' data harvesting

FACEBOOK users could be paid around £50 each if the tech giant loses a legal battle over claims it exploited people’s data.

Mark Zuckerberg’s tech empire Meta could be forced to cough up £2.3billion in damages for 44million UK Facebook users.

The payment would apply to anyone who used the site at least once between 2015 and 2019.

Law expert Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is leading the case, claiming the firm’s terms and conditions are “unfair”.

She argues the company abused its dominance, leaving Brits with no choice but to accept its terms.

This allowed Facebook to make billions from user data while they got nothing of monetary value in return, it’s alleged.

The academic is taking it up with the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

“In the 17 years since it was created, Facebook became the sole social network in the UK where you could be sure to connect with friends and family in one place,” she said.


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