Tech & Science Australia's IMF Bentham to fund complaint against Facebook over alleged privacy breach

09:22  10 july  2018
09:22  10 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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IMF Bentham funds its first international arbitration under new Singapore regime. This is a shareholder class action against UGL Ltd for alleged breaches of s 674 between 8 August 2014 and 5 November 2014.

switch to the Australia edition. Robert Mercer, 71, is a computer scientist and hedge fund billionaire, who used his fortune to become one of the SCL Elections, an affiliate, worked with Facebook over the period to ensure it was satisfied no terms had been “knowingly breached ” and provided a signed

a close up of a sign: FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration© REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration Litigation funding provider IMF Bentham Ltd (IMF.AX) said on Tuesday it was funding a representative complaint against social networking website Facebook Inc (FB.O) over alleged breaches of the Australian Privacy Principles.

The company said it would fund the complaint made to the Australian Information Commissioner against Facebook Australia, Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland. The complaint is being handled by Sydney-based law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery.

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(Reuters) - Litigation financier IMF Bentham Ltd said on Monday that it plans to fund a class action against AMP Ltd, Australia ’ s largest listed wealth manager. IMF said the investment involves a proposed class action by certain current and former AMP shareholders regarding alleged misconduct

IMF Bentham proposes to fund class action against Australia ' s AMP. AMP is currently staring at a possible shareholder class action, with litigation financier IMF Bentham Ltd saying it plans to fund one against the wealth manager regarding alleged misconduct as revealed by the commission.

The Australian Information Commissioner has also commenced a separate investigation into the matter, IMF Bentham said, adding a class action may follow depending on the Commissioner's findings.

Facebook has come under intense scrutiny after it admitted in March to making mistakes in letting 50 million users' data get into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The company lost more than $50 billion in market value in the week after the allegations emerged that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data to build profiles on American voters and influence the 2016 presidential election.

Facebook had said in April that a little more than 311,000 Australian users may have had their information improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

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switch to the Australia edition. This article is over 3 months old. Facebook admitted it had known in 2015 that profile data were passed to Alexander Nix’ s company. Downing Street has expressed its concern about the Facebook data breach involving the analytics company that worked with Donald

Australian litigation financier IMF Bentham Ltd said on Monday it would fund a class-action lawsuit against the Australian Department of Defence in relation to allegations of water contamination. The company said in a statement the class action against the government related to alleged

Facebook's Australian arm was not immediately available for a comment.

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