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Facebook Faces Lawsuit Over Massive 2018 Data Breach

Facebook lost a key court ruling last week and now must face a lawsuit tied to a data breach of its platform disclosed in 2018, which impacted nearly 30 million of its users.

The data breach, first disclosed by Facebook in September 2018, directly impacted the access tokens of 30 million accounts. The incident triggered several Facebook users to file class-action complaints in a San Francisco appeals court, alleging that Facebook had not properly secured user data.

Facebook moved to kill the class action complaint in March – but last week U.S. district judge William Alsup quashed Facebook’s appeal in a new ruling, saying that the allegations against Facebook for negligence and for failing to secure user data can proceed.

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