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New York has joined Massachusetts investigation into Facebook’s data usage

New York has joined Massachusetts investigation into Facebook’s data usage

Many legal bodies are seeking answers from Facebook right now because of the revelation on Cambridge Analytica, it’s involvement in recent elections and how they came to obtain the profiles of 50 million Facebook users.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is joining those that are demanding information from Facebook regarding the situation. “Consumers have a right to know how their information is used — and companies like Facebook have a fundamental responsibility to protect their users’ personal information,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, we sent a demand letter to Facebook — the first step in our joint investigation to get to the bottom of what happened.”

Last weekend, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey had announced that her office was opening an investigation into Facebook and that she and Schneiderman aren’t the only ones seeking answers. UK Parliament and Congressional leaders want answers from Facebook. Even the FTC has opened their own investigation too. Facebook is planning to brief Congress on its role in the scandal as early as this week.

“New Yorkers deserve answers, and if any company or individual violated the law, we will hold them accountable,” Schneiderman said today.

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