Last updated on November 9, 2019
California revealed on Wednesday that the nation was exploring Facebook for potential privacy violations for 18 weeks, and say attorneys sued the firm for files such as CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mails.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra stated Facebook’s answers to subpoenas out of his workplace were insufficient, and that he was requesting a state court to apply them.
“We must discover details,” Becerra said in a news conference. The only means to do this, ” he added, was to sue for replies from Facebook.
A spokesman for Facebook explained the company was preparing a reply to the lawsuit.
The social networking giant was embroiled in a data compiling scandal because the revelation in April a year ago that consumer information for 87 million individuals was”improperly shared” using a data analysis company that worked with President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential effort.
Becerra declined to state whether any other nations had been a part of California’s probe.