DC AG argues Facebook’s Zuckerberg should be required to answer data privacy questions
Washington, DC, attorneys for Attorney General Karl Racine argued in a new court filing that Facebook Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley – Senators Introduce Child Online Safety Bill Zuckerberg Announces Nick Clegg to Lead Meta on Policy Issues Hillicon Valley – DOJ Arrests Couple Linked to Crypto Hacking MORE should be required to answer questions in a data privacy case.
The city sued Facebook for allegedly misleading people about who can access their private data when they sign up for the platform, Reuters reported.
The allegations began in 2018 when a political consulting firm failed to tell clients what information was collected on Facebook and how it was shared.
In the February 15 court filing, the lawyers said they should be allowed to “investigate [Zuckerberg’s] and the company’s knowledge of Cambridge Analytica’s actions and its decision to act or, as the case may be, not to act upon becoming aware of them,” according to Reuters.
The court filing comes as DC alleges that Facebook ignored a Jan. 10 court order from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia that allowed attorneys to question Zuckerberg.
The lawyers say Facebook has not offered any solutions as to how or when the deposition might take place and that they would be prepared to visit Zuckerberg’s office “if he wishes”.
Facebook objected to the order on Feb. 1, saying Zuckerberg had no new information to offer in the case, Reuters noted.
The Hill contacted Facebook for comment.