Mass. AG Fights Facebook's Bid To Keep App Probe Internal

By Ben Kochman (March 24, 2020, 10:22 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has urged a state appeals court to deny Facebook's bid to delay releasing a list of app developers that may have mishandled user data, saying the tech giant's request is against the public interest.

Healey's office asked the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Friday to reject Facebook's petition to stay a lower court's ruling ordering it to turn over the results of an internal probe into potential misuse of user data. The company launched the investigation in 2018 after admitting that an app developer working with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica inappropriately harvested up to 87 million users' personal data.

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