Meta Agrees To Pay $725M to Settle Cambridge Analytica Consumer Privacy Class Action
December 26, 2022
User Plaintiffs and Defendant Facebook have agreed to
resolve In re: Facebook, Inc. Consumer Privacy User
Profile Litig., No. 3:18-md-02843-VC, the class action
arising out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, for $725
million—the largest settlement ever of a privacy class
action in the United States. Today, Plaintiffs filed a
motion seeking preliminary approval of the settlement.
The parties notified the Court of a settlement in
principle in August and after months of additional
negotiations have now filed the details of the
settlement with the Court.
hard-fought and contentious litigation was overseen by
United States District Judge Vince Chhabria and
then-Magistrate and now District Judge Jacqueline Scott
Corley of the Northern District of California, as well
as by discovery mediators Daniel Garrie and Judge Gail
Andler. Mr. Garrie also served as the Special Master for
discovery disputes, and former U.S. Magistrate Judge Jay
C. Gandhi mediated the settlement.