The Washington D.C. attorney general has filed a lawsuit suing Facebook for allowing political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica to gain access to personal data of tens of millions of the site’s users without permission.
The lawsuit was filed by Karl Racine and confirmed on Wednesday with two people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post reported.
SCOOP: D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has sued Facebook for failing to protect users’ privacy, including allowing Cambridge Analytica to gain access to data on tens of millions in 2016 without their permission. By @TonyRomm@craigtimberg and me. https://t.co/Kaxewt51DJ
— Aaron C. Davis (@byaaroncdavis) December 19, 2018
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