The District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, attempting to hold him personally accountable for the Cambridge Analytica affair, a data breach involving millions of Facebook users that turned into a massive corporate and political controversy.
In D.C. Superior Court, Attorney General Karl Racine filed a civil complaint against Zuckerberg. According to the lawsuit, Zuckerberg was a direct participant in key company decisions and was aware of the risks of sharing users’ data, as was the case with data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
Without their permission, Cambridge Analytica obtained information on up to 87 million Facebook users. Their information is suspected of being utilised to sway the 2016 presidential election.