Meta Settles Lawsuit For ‘Significant’ Sum Against Businesses Scraping Instagram and Facebook Data


According to the original complaint filed in October 2020, Facebook parent company Meta has settled a lawsuit in the United States against two businesses that had engaged in data scraping operations, which involved them gathering information from Facebook and Instagram users for marketing intelligence purposes.

The parties to the lawsuit, BrandTotal Ltd., based in Israel, and Unimania Inc., with offices in Delaware, consented to a permanent injunction prohibiting them from continuing to scrape Facebook and Instagram data or making money off the data they collected. As part of their settlement, they also agreed to pay a “significant financial sum,” according to Meta.

However, Meta refused to reveal the amount paid, and the amount was not disclosed in court documents.

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