Facebook, Users Clash on Cambridge Data Row Discovery Scope (3)

July 31, 2020, 6:42 PM; Updated: Aug. 1, 2020, 11:58 AM

Attorneys for Facebook Inc. said Friday that they can’t comply with what they consider to be overly broad discovery requests in a class action about privacy issues that was brought in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

The lawsuit accuses the social media giant of allowing third-party apps to scrape data without the individuals’ consent. Facebook users sued in 2018 after it was discovered that the defunct British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained the data of 87 million of users.

As part of discovery efforts leading up to trial, Facebook was asked to release everything related...

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