DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting

Law360 (December 19, 2018, 9:59 PM EST) -- Facebook's lax oversight and misleading privacy policies exposed users' data to misuse by a third-party app developer that secretly harvested and sold personal information to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the District of Columbia. 

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine alleges in a 21-page complaint lodged in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia that Facebook has fallen woefully short of its duty to protect users' data, enabling abuses such as the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal, which came to light in March. The incident exposed personal data belonging to 87 million unsuspecting...

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