A U.S. Supreme Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Metropolitan District of Columbia against Meta. The judge’s decision represents a rare victory for Meta in a series of lawsuits that accuse the company of breaching privacy and mishandling data.
Facebook response to allegations
Context of the claim
The lawsuit was filed in 2018 by Carl Racine, then D.C. Attorney General. The basis for filing a lawsuit was the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which, without the consent of users, obtained their personal data, including residents of the District of Columbia.