Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports that a political data firm was able to harvest detailed private information from more than 50 million Facebook users’ profiles without the users’ knowledge or consent. Facebook has apparently been aware of this breach for years, but failed to inform its users of it. Lawmakers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom have demanded that Facebook lift its veil of secrecy and explain to their respective governments and to the public how such a massive exposure of private user data could have occurred.
Lieff Cabraser is investigating whether Facebook failed to employ reasonable security measures to prevent the taking of its users’ private information, and how that information was used by political data firm, Cambridge Analytica. If you know or suspect that your private Facebook data was exposed to Cambridge Analytica, we urge you to contact data privacy lawyers Michael Sobol and David Rudolph at Lieff Cabraser today via the form below to discuss your rights and potential remedies for the violation of your privacy.