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DC AG adds Zuckerberg as defendant in Facebook privacy lawsuit, claims he was ‘personally involved’ in Cambridge Analytica debacle

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been personally added to a data protection lawsuit against the social network, which could result in a penalty of up to $1.7 billion, DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced on Wednesday.

“I just added Mark Zuckerberg as a defendant in my lawsuit against Facebook,” Racine declared on Twitter, claiming that his “continuing investigation” has revealed Zuckerberg “was personally involved in decisions related to Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s failure to protect user data.”

“This lawsuit is about protecting the data of half of all District residents and tens of millions of people across the country,” Racine continued, before calling on Facebook to “take its responsibility to protect users just as seriously.”

Racine filed the lawsuit in 2018 following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when it was revealed that the political consulting firm had scraped masses of user data from Facebook to provide information on populations of interest to political campaigns around the world.

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