In early April, Facebook users published millions of records, including millions of Germans. An EU-wide class action case against the company is currently being prepared in Ireland. Victims can easily attend.
This is not the first time that Facebook users have had to worry about their personal data in early April. In one gigantic data package, anonymous individuals published 533 million data records from Facebook users, including millions from Germany..
The data package primarily contains users’ mobile phone numbers – something that has changed since then In the surge of spam SMS Expressing. Among other things, it includes the current number of over 50 members in the Bundestag, They were shocked to learn of this in phone calls from Netzpolitik.org. Consumers have not yet been notified of the response or denial of responsibility for the Facebook publication.
Civil Rights Organization Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) It does not allow to rest, and is now seeking a class action case against the company. Since Facebook’s European headquarters are in Ireland, all concerned EU citizens are free to join, so legal action should be taken there as well. If the case is successful, the plaintiffs can be compensated.
Check if your own telephone number is affected
In order to actually participate in a litigation, you as an EU citizen need to be affected by the current data leak. You can find out if this is the case on the website haveibeenpwned.com Determine. Consumer attorneys at DRI recommend entering your own telephone number here and checking to see if it can be found in a larger data package.
If so, you can register with your name, email address and related telephone number and join the class activity. DRI says it has no obligation with this – but you are entitled to compensation payments from Facebook.