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Facebook lawsuit underscores importance of transparent collection and use of data (access required)

The District of Columbia attorney general sued Facebook in December in connection with the well-publicized Cambridge Analytica scandal, alleging the company violated the District’s consumer protection statute by failing to protect user privacy. The action is the first significant state-level action against Facebook relating to the harvesting of millions of users’ personal information, which was ...

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