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US California investigating Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

20:50  06 november  2019
20:50  06 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Facebook subpoena refusal forces California to make its privacy probe public

  Facebook subpoena refusal forces California to make its privacy probe public For the first time, California's State Attorney General has admitted that his office has been investigating Facebook's privacy dealings over the past 18 months -- and we wouldn't even have known if the social network had just complied with his requests. Attorney General Xavier Becerra has revealed in new court documents that Facebook failed to comply with subpoenas asking for more information related to the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. The filing says Facebook "refused to conduct a complete search for responsive documents.

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners, the state revealed on Wednesday in a court filing that demanded that the social media giant respond to its subpoena.

  California investigating Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents © LEON NEAL / AFP

Revelation of the 18-month-old probe is the latest bad news for Facebook, which is already under investigation by 47 U.S. states. Some states, particularly New York and Nebraska, have raised concerns that Facebook and other big tech companies engage in anti-competitive practices, expose consumer data to potential data theft and push up advertising prices.

Facebook had no immediate comment.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz and David Shepardson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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