Facebook admitted earlier this year that the information from the 87 million users collected and shared with the british consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
the Mood has been filed by the chief prosecutor in the District of Columbia, which includes the capital Washington. Prosecutor Karl Racine says that Facebook failed to protect users ' private information and misleading them about who had access to the data.
the company has taken part of the mood and looks forward to ”continuing discussions with the state attorneys general in DC and in other places”.
at least six states have launched similar reviews of the social medieföretagets the protection of privacy.
On Tuesday, the New York Times published new and troublesome information that around 150 companies, among them Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and Spotify, had to take part of the Facebookanvändares personal data. Among the information that Facebook shared the of are friend lists and private messages.
Facebook's share price fell by 7.2 per cent.
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