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Facebook users to certify £2.3bn data claim


USA Herald, 9/1/24

In a compelling argument, Robert O’Donoghue KC of Brick Court Chambers, representing Gormsen, stressed that the heart of the matter lies in a “monopoly firm using and misusing data belonging to those who otherwise interact with the platform.” He underlined the global significance of addressing this issue in the realm of competition law enforcement.

O’Donoghue didn’t mince words when cautioning that failure to adapt to “data-driven developments” could render sections of the economy “off limits” to competition law. The collective actions regime, he asserted, holds paramount importance for users with virtually no chance of standing against behemoths like Meta, one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies.

​“The prospect of an individual consumer litigating for £50 or £100 against Meta is, frankly, for the birds,” O’Donoghue emphasized.