Facebook users whose personal data were harvested could get $17,000, according to expert

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 03, 2018
08:24 A.M.
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The world keeps changing and changing; and while some of those changes are for the best, others can be quite dangerous for someone's privacy.


As technology evolves, it is getting easier for people to learn more about it each other, but that can also be a bad thing. Most private information pieces are available online and the right person might be able to access them.

This puts quite a lot of people at risk, especially those who are social media fans. Facebook, which is currently the biggest social media platform, has suffered a major blow recently, as reported by Moon Child.

Mark Zuckerberg's baby always claimed to be respectful of its users' privacy and has all sorts of means and measures set up in order to avoid any possible hacker attack.

Source: Free Piks


But technology is not something static; it can be seen as a living being who evolves, adapts and overcomes the various situations that it encounters, which is why defense mechanisms need to be constantly updated.

According to the source, around 50 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambdrige Analytica, and that breach could cost Zuckerberg's empire over $900 billion in compensations, which is almost two times what the company is worth.

The said compensation value could be measured based on the damages suffered by the user whose classified information was used by Cambridge Analytica, which was revealed to have stored Facebook users' data without their consent.


As reported by Moon Child, each person coul receive up to $17 000, but the most probable outcome will be compensations of $700 per user, if they can prove that they were affected. But, more than the money, Mark Zuckerberg is concerned with the safety and credibility of his platform.

For that reason, he took to his own Facebook account to issue an apology with the promise that he and his team would do everything possible to make sure that such breach of information wouldn't happen again.