Meta was sued by third-party users for allegedly violating their privacy rights. tax software.
This could have been used for targeted ads and personalized content by the tech giant, based on data collected on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
H&R Block users are the focus of the lawsuit filed Dec. 1.
The filing(Opens in new tab)It claimed that even though users “explicitly declined” to share their data, Meta collected it anyway.
Although the plaintiff’s filing acknowledged that Meta required companies to have a “legal right to collect, use, and share” users’ data, it continued to claim that it did not honor that, and instead relied “on a broken honor system that resulted in Repeated and Documented Violations of Meta Contractual Promises and State and Federal Law.”
Even though the tech giant was accused of misconduct, existing tax software users should have nothing to be worried about.
According to coding(Opens in new tab)And the All the tax platforms mentioned above have either removed the Pixel completely or changed their settings to ensure that users don’t receive any additional financial information.
It is important to remember that the tax services were not listed in the filing as defendants, putting all the alleged wrongdoing at Meta’s feet.
Meta is no stranger to legal disputes.
The company was taken to task. With a data protection fine of 265 million euros from the Irish Data Protection Commission over allegations that the company failed to protect the personal data of half a billion users, taking the total EU fines so far to more than €1 billion.
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