If you’ve used Facebook you may be owed a share of £2.1bn

Facebook faces a £2.1bn legal claim that alleges it exploited 46m UK users by unfairly profiting from their data.

Facebook is facing a legal claim worth £2.1bn that says it exploited 46m UK users by unfairly profiting from their data. You could be eligible for compensation if you accessed Facebook at least once since October 2024. 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 46m UK users of the social media site. You could be part of the claim if you used the social media site between since October 2016.

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 to get people to sign up to unfair terms and conditions 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 owed compensation?

You are potentially eligible for compensation if:

  • You have a Facebook account that you accessed at least once since October 2016.
  • Live or lived in the UK

The Competition Appeal Tribunal gave the go ahead for the claim to go to trial in February 2024. Sign up to Consumer Voice to stay updated and to find out when you can claim. 

Dr Gormsen is 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?

Dr Lovdahl Gormsen’s collective action against Meta was given the go-ahead by the Competition Appeal Tribunal in February 2024. The tribunal refused Dr Lovdahl Gormsen’s first application to take collective action against Meta. She submitted new evidence in January 2024 on how she intends to prove her case which was unanimously approved. The case is expected to go to trial in early 2026.

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