23 Dec 2022

Meta settles data breach case linked to Cambridge Analytica scandal for £600m

Home Affairs Correspondent

Facebook owners Meta have agreed a £600 million settlement in a US case, over a data breach linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

This programme was among the first to reveal how Meta was accused of allowing the political consulting firm, along with other third parties, to access the personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users without their consent.

The social media giant said it had now put “privacy at the forefront”.