Following the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal which involved the firm improperly acquiring information from more than 50 million Facebook users. A lot of Internet users and companies alike have expressed their distaste with the way Facebook has handled the situation.
Four lawsuits in one week following Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal
Unfortunately for Facebook, though, user backlash and advertisers temporarily pulling out aren’t the only things they’ll have to contend with. According to an SFGate report, Facebook has been slapped with four separate lawsuits in San Francisco and San Jose-based federal courts. Individual shareholders in Facebook stock like Fan Yuan and Robert Casey filed their own class action lawsuit against the company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and CFO David Wehner, these are really popular examples and not the only one, you can assume more is coming.
Social media and it’s Change
It wasn’t the first time that Facebook got hit by lawsuits and this will not be the last scandal as long people not paying more attention on which platforms there are and what data they share.
The question is if it’s in general good or not to use such Facebook platforms as main platforms without that the user has any control over any data?! I think that’s the big question behind and more and more people turning their back on Facebook because of more and more information regarding how badly the company shares it’s data.
This story is huge and I hope people now learning that social media should be used with more responsibility, sadly people still think that creating a ‘fake’ account does change something, this is simply wrong. The data collection never stops unless you point on it and force the owner to change something which can only be done if the mass is aware of it.
Do you use Facebook and if yes do you share your private information on it? Let me know in the comment section.