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Washington, DC’s AG is suing Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica


The District of Columbia has just announced fresh litigation targeting Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, for his role in the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data misuse episode — alleging it has evidence the Facebook founder was personally involved in the failures that led to the incident.
The District is alleging breaches of the Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) and seeking to hold Zuckerberg personally responsible for failing to protect Facebook users’ information from being extracted by a data analysis company that some of the tech giant’s own staffers referred to as “sketchy”, in an internal email in 2015 — although Facebook did not suspend Cambridge Analytica’s account until years later, after the scandal went global.
The suit further alleges that Facebook mislead consumers into believing their …

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