Attorneys General in Six States Are Now Investigating Facebook's Data Practices, Report Says
Monday February 4, 2019. 03:00 PM , from Slashdot
At least six state attorneys general have launched investigations into Facebook, Bloomberg is reporting. From a report: Two distinct groups have formed, according to Bloomberg's report: Pennsylvania and Illinois have joined Connecticut in an investigation of 'existing allegations,' though the report does not mention what those are. Officials in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, 'which were already known to be probing Facebook, are seeking to uncover any potential unknown violations,' a source told the news agency.
Bloomberg reported that a Facebook vice president of public policy, Will Castleberry, spun the news as the attorneys general just wanting to help Facebook out by suggesting new privacy initiatives or something. 'We're having productive conversations with attorneys general on this important topic,' Castleberry wrote in an email to Bloomberg. 'Many officials have approached us in a constructive manner, focused on solutions that ensure all companies are protecting people's information, and we look forward to continuing to work with them.'
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