Lawsuit seeks Meta (Facebook) to dole out $3.1 billion to UK users

It alleges that the company abused its market dominance between 2015 and 2019.

Meta ( Facebook ) is still in the eye of the storm. A US$3.1bn class action suit in the UK claims the company abused its market dominance.

The lawsuit was brought by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, an academic and adviser to the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Lovdhal files the lawsuit representing people in the UK who used Facebook between 2015 and 2019.

What does the lawsuit say?

The academic alleges that Facebook “made billions by imposing unfair terms and conditions that forced consumers to give up valuable personal information to access the network.”

And, according to the lawsuit, Facebook took all this data just to give users the ability to “upload baby and kitten photos with their friends and family.”

The lawsuit also mentions the Facebook Pixel , a piece of code that is hosted on websites to track user behavior and optimize advertising.

The $3.1bn would be spread among the 44m Facebook users in the UK if the lawsuit is successful. This would represent approximately US$70 for each user.