Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg lined up to make hour-long statements in response to a lawsuit over Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, but now that won’t happen – the company has reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs. As previously reported by Reuters, a court file shows that the parties reached an agreement in principle and requested a 60-day suspension to complete their written agreement. Without the settlement and residence, they would have been deposed before September 20.
you can read the document for yourself below, but so far there are no details about the terms of the agreement. Meta, as the company is now known, declined to comment through a spokesperson, while attorneys for the plaintiffs have not yet responded to an investigation by the prosecutors. The edge. Still, I think it’s worth a lot of money to Meta to keep things from moving forward, no matter how much it spends on VR.
Now Zuckerberg only needs to answer questions from Joe Rogan and talk about new VR headsets, instead of going under oath before the opposing attorney about the details of what happened inside his company around the time of the elections of 2016.
The lawsuit alleged that Facebook illegally shared user data with third parties, and said the company did not adequately protect that data against misuse by malicious parties. Zuckerberg faced questions from Congress in 2018 that didn’t do much to clear up the scandal or explain exactly what happened to Cambridge Analytica, a company hired by Trump’s presidential campaign that has collected data from millions of Facebook users. profiles could be scraped.