Class action in London against Facebook for abuse of dominant position

Facebook faces multimillion-dollar class action for having abused its dominant position with “abusive” clauses.

Facebook is going through a multimillion-dollar class action this Friday (14) ready by a British knowledgeable in competitors legislation, in keeping with which the American social community abused its dominant position with “abusive” clauses.

That knowledgeable, Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, introduced that she would file a lawsuit against Meta, the group that owns Facebook, in the British competitors court docket, looking for a minimal of £2.3 billion ($3.2 billion) in damages and injury to British community customers.

“More than 44 million Britons might be compensated,” in keeping with the assertion launched right now.

A spokeswoman for Lovdahl Gormsen, contacted by AFP, couldn’t say precisely when the method shall be opened, limiting herself to saying that it’s “imminent”.

This case “demonstrates for the primary time that the tech big has abused its dominant market position by imposing unfair situations on UK customers to use their private knowledge,” the assertion explains.

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Lovdahl Gormsen’s attorneys at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan have already notified Meta about the lawsuit.

“People entry our service for free,” a spokesperson for the expertise big instructed AFP. “They select us as a result of we offer a precious service and since they’ve vital management over the knowledge they share on Meta platforms and with whom,” he added.


But, in keeping with the go well with, it’s “abusive” for British customers to be compelled to surrender their private knowledge to entry the community.

Users obtain “no financial reward as Facebook generates billions in income from their knowledge,” he argues.

“This unfair transaction is feasible due to Facebook’s dominant position”, he stresses.

Meta is already going through antitrust lawsuits from the US competitors authority that would power it to promote its branches Instagram and WhatsApp, the assertion recollects.


The group can be the topic of a category action lawsuit by shoppers in the United States and by regulators around the globe.

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Britain’s knowledge safety regulator (ICO) introduced in July its intention to impose a £500,000 ($685 billion) high-quality on Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica affair, and the use of the information of thousands and thousands of customers without their information.

The social media big was additionally denied in May by Irish courts its request to dam an investigation by the Irish regulator, which might result in a halt in knowledge transfers from the European Union to the United States.

*Age infonzia France Press


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