First Lawsuit against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica Filed by DC Attorney General

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(From NBC News)

The attorney general for Washington, D.C., filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of “failing to protect its users’ data” and pointing specifically to the Cambridge Analytica scandal that kickstarted broader skepticism about the company’s privacy protections.

The suit by Attorney General Karl Racine marks the first formal effort to punish the tech titan over the scandal, in which Cambirdge Analytica was able to acquire Facebook user data surreptitiously collected through a quiz app to target ads for the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

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