Bloomberg Law
Oct. 9, 2019, 3:00 PM

Facebook Fights Ruling Over Cambridge Analytica User Suits (1)

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Facebook Inc. wants the Ninth Circuit to review a district court ruling that its users have the right to sue over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, arguing the decision is at odds with what other courts have said about plaintiff standing in privacy lawsuits.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled last month that users have a privacy interest in data shared with friends and could continue with their claims, even if they didn’t show they were victims of identity theft or other economic injuries. Plaintiffs in the case claim Facebook collected their data and shared ...

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