November 27, 2019

Four million Facebook users who had personal data exposed in a September 2018 data breach can team up in a fight to make the social media giant submit to independent audits of its data security measures, a federal judge ruled Tuesday night.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a hacking victim’s motion for class certification to seek an injunction that would force the company to reform its data security system. One potential remedy could involve placing an independent monitor in Facebook’s headquarters to scrutinize the company’s data security protocols.

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Plaintiffs’ class attorney Andrew Friedman, of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in New York, also did not respond to an email request for comment Wednesday.

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