App Developer Denies Scraping Data In Facebook Suit

Law360, London (November 3, 2020, 6:50 PM GMT) -- A U.K. app developer accused by Facebook of abusing the social media platform has told a London judge that his software did not have the capability to harvest personal data from unwitting users.

Fatih Haltas says his company MobiBurn Ltd. "had no interest in collecting data from Facebook" in response to a High Court lawsuit accusing him of collecting personal information from users through malicious use of software development kits.

"The MobiBurn servers were not programmed to collect Facebook data and were thus technically incapable of doing so," Oct. 28 defense documents said. "What MobiBurn servers collected ... and only with...

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