Facebook users could have compensation claims for misuse of their personal information


The law firm bringing the first claim against Cambridge Analytica welcomes the announcement by Facebook to users whose details may have been shared with that company.

ITN Solicitors are leaders in the field of data rights and data protection. We have brought precedent setting claims against financial profiling companies, as well as the first claim against Cambridge Analytica and associated companies.

In that role, we have been at the forefront of uncovering the misuse of Facebook. This includes the manipulation of feeds and the misuse of private personal data. We are now aware that Facebook will send each of its 2.2 billion users messages titled ‘Protecting Your Information’ with a link to the apps which give third party access.

For those people whose details may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica, the message will include the following paragraph:

“We have banned the app 'This is Your Digital Life’ which one of your friends used Facebook to log into. We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica.”

Ravi Naik, head of data rights at ITN Solicitors and the solicitor behind the claims against Cambridge Analytica, called for Facebook to take steps to ensure accountability for the breach:

Facebook has known about this breach since at least 2015. Taking steps to advise those effected, some three years later and following public pressure, may be too little, too late. Facebook should now take urgent steps towards accountability. An urgent first step would be to properly compensate those effected.

Ravi Naik is already bringing the first claim against Cambridge Analytica, in what promises to be a landmark case. We encourage those effected to contact us today to join the claim.

In addition, if you have received a message from Facebook saying that your personal information may have been misused and wish to receive more information about bringing a claim for compensation then please contact us by using the link below.

UPDATE -11 July 2018The Information Commissioner has today released an interim report looking at the use of political data. Read more here 

Contact ITN Solicitors Data Rights Department here


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