Facebook: no grounds for complaints of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Users who want to tackle Facebook for the data scandal around Cambridge Analytica have no basis for a complaint. They have agreed to share personal information, says the social network in documents filed with a California court. Some Facebook users filed a lawsuit against Facebook after the revelations earlier this year about the shadowy company Cambridge Analytica

Users who want to tackle Facebook for the data scandal around Cambridge Analytica have no basis for a complaint. They have agreed to share personal information, says the social network in documents filed with a California court.

Some Facebook users filed a lawsuit against Facebook after the revelations earlier this year about the shadowy company Cambridge Analytica.

The fact that the now-abolished British company has violated the rules by buying user profiles from an app developer does little according to Facebook.

Only 270, 000 Facebook users have used this app. Nevertheless, huge amounts of profiles could be collected which Cambridge Analytica then used to influence the American elections.

Facebook has asked the judge to get the case off the roll.

The platform has now granted US analysis company Crimson Hexagon access to its platform after a suspension. In 2016, the company would have received protected messages from Facebook's subsidiary Instagram.

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it has removed 5, 000 "discriminatory" attributes for advertisers, making it more difficult to match ads to political preferences. By the way, Facebook has not explained which key brands have been deleted.