Meta, the parent company of Facebook,, has agreed to pay US$37.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the social media platform violated users’ privacy by tracking their movements without permission.

According to the Reuters news agency, the proposed settlement was filed in a San Francisco court on Monday. The suit alleges not only did Facebook violate California’s privacy law, it also allegedly violated the company’s privacy policy by gathering data from users who turned off Location Services on their smartphones.

The lawsuit was filed in 2018. Reuters says Meta has denied wrongdoing in agreeing to settle.

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