Bloomberg Law
Feb. 9, 2023, 9:14 PM

Facebook Fined $925,078 for ‘Egregious’ Ploys in Privacy Lawsuit

Joel Rosenblatt
Joel Rosenblatt
Bloomberg News

Facebook and its outside law firm were ordered to pay almost $1 million in sanctions for deceitfully denying that it shared users’ private information with third parties without permission.

The fine is “loose change” for Facebook and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, US District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote in an order. But the San Francisco judge said he hopes it will induce the company and its lawyers “to behave more honorably moving forward.”

Thursday’s $925,078.51 penalty stems from a lawsuit in which Meta Platforms Inc. agreed to pay a record-setting $725 million to settle a 2018 lawsuit that claimed ...