The OCU announces a claim against Facebook for improper use of its data

The Spanish Organization of Consumers and Users will submit the petition on behalf of all Facebook users in the Spanish State, and will request at least 200 euros for each one.

The Spanish Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), together with its counterpart organizations in Portugal, Belgium and Italy, has decided to file a class action lawsuit against Facebook, requesting compensation of at least 200 euros for users of the social network. the improper use of your data.

The organization has detailed that the class action lawsuit “will not be limited only to users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but will represent all Facebook users in Spain.

The OCU announces a claim against Facebook for improper use of its data
The OCU announces a claim against Facebook for improper use of its data

“Having allowed a large collection and exchange of data of its users without these have been informed nor expressed their express agreement, Facebook has violated the Data Protection Law”, has argued the OCU.

Although it has indicated that it will be the Justice who, ultimately, will assess the damage and calculate the compensation, in his opinion it should not be less than 200 euros “taking into account the commercial benefits that Facebook has obtained with the data of its users and the infraction that has been committed in their protection “.

Likewise, the Organization believes that, although Facebook admits that “the user’s personal information has been shared in an incorrect manner”, the social network “has no intention” to compensate users for the improper use of their data.

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