According to the latest reports, a class action suit has recently been filed against Meta. It claims that Facebook and Instagram iOS apps bypass App Tracking Transparency in order to illegally track users without permission.
Meta Sued Over Illegal Collection Of User Data
All iPhone users know that Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) requires apps to cease tracking users unless that user clearly allows them to continue since iOS 14. Meta has famously objected to ATT and revealed that it had an impact of more than $10 billion on its projected earnings.
The suit stated that:
“This allows Meta to intercept, monitor, and record its users’ interactions and communications with third parties”
The suit also stated that Facebook also collects data to boost advertising revenue, contrary to user preference. However, Facebook has not commented publicly on the suit. But reports claim that the company acknowledged that it monitors browser activity, but denied the accusation of illegal data collection. Both cases have been filed in the US District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco). Let’s see what comes next. Stay tuned for more updates.