DC Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

CNBC reports:

The Washington D.C. attorney general said Wednesday it will sue Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal on Wednesday.

D.C. prosecutors said in the lawsuit that Facebook misled users in violation of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act by allowing them to download an app produced by Cambridge Analytica which then improperly collected private information from the users without making them aware.

“We’re reviewing the complaint and look forward to continuing our discussions with attorneys general in DC and elsewhere,” said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to CNBC.