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Zuckerberg Targeted by D.C. Attorney General in Privacy Suit

  • Racine sued Facebook in 2018 over Cambridge Analytica scandal
  • AG now says he’s adding chief executive officer as a defendant
Mark Zuckerberg
Mark ZuckerbergPhotographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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The attorney general of Washington, D.C., said he would add Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to a consumer protection lawsuit against the social media company, one of the first times a law enforcement official has personally targeted the Facebook founder.

The District of Columbia sued Facebook over its handling of user data, exemplified by a privacy breach in which the personal information of millions of Americans was transferred to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm hired by former president Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.