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Daily Dashboard | DC attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, September 24, 2021



District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced his office has sued Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica revelations. An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General found Facebook violated D.C.’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act. The office’s complaint alleges Facebook misled users about its data security practices, failed to disclose the Cambridge Analytica breach for two years, and did not properly monitor third-party apps’ use of information. “Facebook put users at risk of manipulation by allowing companies like Cambridge Analytica and other third-party applications to collect personal data without users’ permission,” Racine said. Meanwhile, Facebook Vice President of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong wrote a blog post in response to The New York Times’ report on the tech company’s data-sharing agreements with more than 150 companies.
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