“The evidence shows that Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users, which led directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident,” Racine said in a statement released Monday about the lawsuit. “This unprecedented security breach has exposed tens of millions of Americans’ personal information, and Mr. Zuckerberg’s policies enabled a multi-year attempt to mislead users about the extent of Facebook’s unlawful conduct. This lawsuit is not only justified, it is necessary and sends a message that company leaders, including CEOs, should be held accountable for their actions.”
The lawsuit alleges that Zuckerberg had “responsibility” and “the clear ability” to control Facebook operations and enabled Cambridge Analytica to use consumer data. The lawsuit alleges that third-party companies such as Cambridge Analytica obtained data on 87 million Americans and half of the residents of the District of Columbia.
Racine filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the data leak in 2018 and is filing the lawsuit on evidence found during that litigation, the attorney general said.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.
Copyright © 2022 ABC News Internet Ventures.
https://abc13.com/meta-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-sued-facebook-breach-washington-dc-attorney-general-karl-racine-cambridge-analytica-data-leak/11885239/ Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Mark Zuckerberg for data breach by Cambridge Analytica