FILE PHOTO – A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed cyber code in this illustration taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The attorney general for Washington, D.C. has sued Facebook over the scandal that broke earlier this year involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of data from the social-media giant, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
The lawsuit marks the first time that regulators in the United States have sought to penalize Facebook for how it was used by Cambridge Analytica, which had worked for the Trump campaign, according to the Washington Post, and comes as Facebook faces reports that it shared its users’ data without their permission. Cambridge Analytica gained access to personal data from tens of millions of Facebook’s users without their permission.
Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Phil Berlowitz