California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has recently said that Facebook has refused to comply with its subpoenas to provide more information regarding its investigation into the company’s alleged privacy violations, reports CNBC.
In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Becerra addressed California’s lawsuit against Facebook demanding that the company hand over any documents related to privacy, disclosures, and third-party access to user data like in the case of its Cambridge Analytica scandal. The lawsuit was filed in the California Superior Court in hopes of forcing the company to hand over the communications and documents.
Becerra said: “If Facebook had complied with our legitimate investigative requests. We would not be making this announcement today.”
Becerra said that Facebook has not been fully responsive to his office’s requests for information. They have also failed to provide or even search for responsive documents between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, Becerra continued.
Today we make this information public because we have no choice she added.