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UK: Facebook You Owe Us files claim against Facebook following 2013 data breach involving Cambridge Analytica

Alvin Carpio announced, on 30 October 2020, that he had filed, on 29 October 2020, with the legal support of Milberg London LLP, a representative action claim against Facebook, Inc. regarding the data breach between 2013 and 2015, referred to as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In particular, Facebook You Owe Us outlined that Facebook had allowed data to be collected, without consent or proper information of data subjects, in 2013 and 2014, in violation of the first, second, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth data protection principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Furthermore, Facebook You Owe Us noted that the data breach potentially affected one million users in the UK and 87 million worldwide, and pertained to the thisisyourdigitallife app, whereby personal data was transferred via the quiz apps to Global Science Research Ltd or the Strategic Communications Laboratories Ltd. group of companies.

You can read the announcement here, the press release here, and the FAQs here.