Spanish Consumer Group And Others Smashed Lawsuits On Facebook


If you thought that rainy days for Facebook are over then this latest tech news will bring your assumptions to drain.

Just like any other social media user, we too thought that it’s time to move on from the news related to Cambridge Analytica Debacle but I guess sad days for the social media giant will last a bit longer.

After lawsuits, blames and testimonials Facebook found itself in hot water again as a Spanish consumer group said on Wednesday that it will sue Facebook over the alleged misuse of the personal data of 26 million users of the social network in Spain.

Facebook is demanded to pay $230 in compensation for each Facebook user:

Facebook, the leading social networking site was trying its best to escape from any more controversies or lawsuits when a Spanish Consumer Group filed a lawsuit against the tech-giant for ‘violating users’ privacy.’

Whether you’re an avid social media user or not, the Facebook data scandals stormed on headlines news all over the world in previous months, so you might be living under a rock of you’re oblivious of the mega data breach scandal of the year 2018.

Not only did the social media platform faced millions of fines, lawsuits and blames, but the most damaging impact also came from Facebook users’ who were and are still residing in the phase of distrust.

As I said, the social media platform is trying its best to recover what has been done through popping reviving their data policies and promising to keep the users’ data safe from the third party. But, the Spanish Consumer Group has other blame to impose on the platform that will cost big time to the already damaged platform.

In a class-action lawsuit, the group OCU said it will seek “at least” 200 euros ($230) in compensation for each Facebook user.

The Spanish Consumer Group is fighting for all Facebook users’ in Spain:

While we thought that matter has been sorted out after Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s testimonial in front of the jury, the Spanish Consumer Group is fighting its own battle for its people.

In a class-action lawsuit, the group OCU said it will seek “at least” 200 euros ($230) in compensation for each Facebook user.

“Facebook violated legislation regarding data protection” – says OCU

Back in the days, which is like a few months ago, a hashtag started trending all over the internet that read as “ #DeleteFacebook”, this hashtag was spread like fire and soon made it to the current news on every form of media as it was presenting people’s distrust on the social media account.

And now the same kind of allegations can be heard from Spain because OCU said it believes “Facebook violated legislation regarding data protection” because it did not tell users how it would use their data, nor ask for their authorization.

It said it had acted in coordination with other consumer rights groups in Portugal, Belgium, and Italy which will file similar lawsuits in their countries.

The lawsuits are the latest faced by Facebook, which counts more than two billion users worldwide, over its handling of sensitive personal data that enable it to micro-target online advertising.

Facebook isn’t the only social media platform that is under fire:

While the main target of Spanish Consumer Groups was the social media giant, Facebook, A French internet user’s group is shooting bullets in all directions.

French users group said that Monday it had filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook and four other tech firms — Apple, Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn — for the alleged misuse of personal data.

You heard it right, all the big names will face the same outcome.

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems is fighting against many tech firms:

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has many cases against Facebook & its tech firms in several European countries, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to accept their terms of service or lose access.

Up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked:

This not what we are saying, but your very own social media giant, Facebook has claimed it itself.

Facebook has admitted that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told a hearing at the European Parliament last week that his firm will make huge investments to protect users.

He also said he was “sorry” for the Cambridge Analytica breaches, but also for its failure to crack down on election interference, “fake news” and other data misuses.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.