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DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg. It’s seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Zuckerberg in D.C. Superior Court. The lawsuit maintains that Zuckerberg directly participated in important company decisions and was aware of the potential dangers of sharing users’ data, such as occurred in the case involving data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. That firm gathered details on as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission. Meta Platforms spokesman Andy Stone declined to comment.

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