Mark Zuckerberg named as defendant in Facebook privacy suit

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has added Mark Zuckerberg to a lawsuit against Facebook over consumer privacy violations related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as the investigation has revealed his personal involvement in the decision-making. AG Racine’s office has reviewed “hundreds of thousands” of documents and conducted numerous depositions with former employees since filing the suit in 2018. Naming Zuckerberg is notable as this development could expose the Facebook founder to personal liability for the first time in a suit brought by a government entity in the U.S. The D.C. AG has stated that Facebook should take its responsibility to protect users seriously.