In March 2018 it was disclosed thatCambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm linked to President Trump, had harvested personally-identifiable information from up to 87 million Facebook users and used this information in an effort to sway the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
It is alleged that in 2014, a developer by the name of Aleksandr Kogan developed a Facebook app called “thisisyourdigitallife.” Thisisyourdigitallife was a type of personality test downloaded by approximately 270,000 Facebook users. In accepting the terms of the app prior to download, the Facebook users agreed that the app could access not only their personal information, but information of their friends. Friends of people who downloaded the app never provided consent to disclosure of their personal information.
Cambridge Analytica was largely funded by Robert Mercer, a wealthy republican donor, and Stephen K. Bannon, a former cabinet member of President Trump who was an early board member of Cambridge Analytica.
As part of a Facebook privacy lawsuit, Audet & Partners, LLP is now providing free case evaluations to determine whether personal information was wrongfully appropriated by Cambridge Analytica. If you previously downloaded the Thisisyourdigitallife app, you are urged to contact us immediately for a free consultation with one of our privacy class action attorneys. You can contact us either by completing and submitting the inquiry form on the right side of this page or by calling us at (800) 965-1461.