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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Washington sues Facebook for Cambridge Analytica scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington's state prosecutor has said it will sue Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal.

The prosecutor explained that Facebook misled its users by allowing them to download an application developed by Cambridge Analytica collects information about users without their knowledge, which is a violation of the law of consumer protection measures.

A spokesman for Facebook said the company had reviewed the complaint and looked forward to continuing the talks with the Washington state attorney general.

According to the attorney general, there are 852 users from the state of Washington who have downloaded the application, but there are 340,000 users whose personal information has been collected because they are friends of the people who downloaded the application. Facebook will pay fines of up to $ 1.7 billion.

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