Natalie Hanson reports:
A federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval of Facebook parent company Meta’s agreement to pay $725 million to a class of millions of people whose personal information was harvested in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Meta Platforms agreed this past December to pay $725 million to settle claims by its users that the social-media behemoth illegally gave third parties, including political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, access to their private information.
The settlement marks the largest recovery ever achieved in a data-privacy class action, and it is the most Facebook has ever paid to resolve a private class action.
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