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US court opens way for class action suit against Facebook's privacy practices

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | 09:09 CET | News
A US district court in San Francisco said a class action suit can go ahead against Facebook, for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access the private data of its users, Reuters reported. The judge dismissed some claims but said users could try to hold Facebook liable under various federal and state laws for the company's privacy practices, which allowed app developers and business partners to harvest personal data without their consent on a "widespread" basis.

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