A Potential £3bn Worth Case Against Meta Given The Green Light by London Tribunal

A £3 billion case against Meta, led by legal scholar Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, has recently been approved for hearing. After the case was initially dismissed back in 2023, a judge has given a revised lawsuit the green light. As such, the case is expected to be heard in early 2026. 

Facebook Unfairly Exploited their Market Dominance in Case Against Meta 

The case against Meta, which involves around 45 million Facebook users, concerns how the tech giant unfairly exploited their dominance in the market. According to the lawsuit, Facebook forced users to share their data from third-party sources, like Instagram, to use their platform.

Furthermore, the claimants alleged Facebook breached its users’ privacy rights by requiring profound data collection. They reasoned the platform did this to optimise their advertisement user targeting, which consequently led to amplified advertising income. As a result, the case against Meta looks to recover up to £3.1 billion to compensate the users.

However, Meta has stated they will put up a robust defence, claiming the allegations are without foundation. They’ve said, “fundamental concerns identified by the tribunal in its February 2023 judgement have not been resolved”. Moreover, they outlined their commitment to “giving people meaningful control” of their data, providing the relevant tools to do so.

Meta is a giant in the digital advertising market, so it makes sense why they may attempt to continue enhancing this success. 97% of their entire revenue comes from their advertisement sector, with only Google ranking above them in this industry. What’s more, there was a privacy case against Meta in the US only last year, where they settled for £583 million.

The litigation funding firm Innsworth will be funding the case against Meta after previously backing cases against Mastercard and Volkswagen. 

If you have any legal queries concerning your personal data in the workplace, contact Redmans Solicitors now. We are employment law specialists and could discuss your circumstances before advising on your possible next steps.

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