19/04/2021

TechCrunch

Facebook data breach draws EU mass action lawsuit

Digital Rights Ireland has filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook due to allegations it violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation from the data breach affecting more than 530 million users worldwide. In a statement regarding the lawsuit, Facebook said it is focused on efforts to "continue to strengthen our systems to make scraping from Facebook without our permission more difficult." However, the company also pointed to recent scraping issues for LinkedIn and Clubhouse, adding "no company can completely eliminate scraping."

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