D.C. attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica

DA AG sues Zuckerberg

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Monday announced he is suing Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook’s parent company Meta, for failing to protect Facebook users during the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.

Zuckerberg so far has avoided facing personal legal repercussions over his involvement in various Facebook scandals.

The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, alleges that Zuckerberg oversaw discussions that allowed Trump-aligned consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly obtain the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users.

“The evidence shows Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident,” Racine said in a statement. “This unprecedented security breach exposed tens of millions of Americans’ personal information, and Mr. Zuckerberg’s policies enabled a multi-year effort to mislead users about the extent of Facebook’s wrongful conduct.”