If you’ve used Facebook you may be owed a share of £2.2bn

Facebook faces a £2.2bn legal claim that alleges it exploited 45m UK users by unfairly profiting from their data. Sign up to stay updated if you used Facebook between 2016 and 2019.

Facebook is facing a legal claim worth £2.2bn that says it exploited 45m UK users by unfairly profiting from their data. You could be eligible for compensation if you accessed Facebook at least once between 2016 and 2019. Sign up to stay updated.

Facebook exploits UK users 

Dr Lovdahl Gormsen is bringing this group action against Meta, the owner of Facebook, on behalf of 45m UK users of the social media site. You could be part of the claim if you used the social media site between February 2015 and December 2019. 

Dr Gormsen says Facebook generated billions in revenue by profiting from its users’ highly valuable data. It got this data by abusing its dominant position in the market, using unfair T&Cs that say you must agree to hand over your data in order to access Facebook. If you did this you may be part of this claim. 

Are you part of the claim?

You are potentially eligible for compensation if:

  • You have a Facebook account that you accessed at least once between 11 February 2016 and 31 December 2019
  • Live or lived in the UK (during dates above)

The Competition Appeals Tribunal is yet to approve the eligibility criteria for this claim. However as this being brought as an opt-out claim there is nothing you need to do now to be included in the class. Sign up to Consumer Voice to stay updated and to find out when you can claim. 

Dr Gormsen is awaiting approval to bring this case on behalf of consumers and is being represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and the counsel team are Ronit Kreisberger QC and Nikolaus Grubeck of Monckton Chambers and Greg Adey of One Essex Court. The case is being funded by Innsworth.

We will keep you updated on the latest developments in the Facebook claim and other group consumer claims.

What’s happening with this claim?

The Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) hearing was held January 30-1 February 2023. The court published its judgement on 20 February 2023 and expressed concerns about the proposed research. On 22 March 2023, it gave Dr Gormsen six months – to 22 September 2023 – to file additional evidence. If the new evidence isn’t filed, or isn’t sufficient, the Tribunal will reject the claim application.

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