DC Wants Mark Zuckerberg Added To Data Privacy Suit

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By Hailey Konnath (October 20, 2021, 7:26 PM EDT) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg played a bigger role in decisions that led up to the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal than previously thought, the District of Columbia’s attorney general said Wednesday in asking to add Zuckerberg to a data privacy suit in D.C. Superior Court.

The district filed a motion requesting leave to file an amended complaint, which it attached to the motion, listing the chief executive as a defendant in its suit accusing Facebook of failing to prevent abuses of users’ data. The move marks the first time a U.S. regulator or attorney general’s office has specifically named Zuckerberg in a…

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