Facebook ordered to turn over information about thousands of apps

17/01/2020 | The Washington Post

A US judge has ordered Facebook turn over information about thousands of apps that may have mishandled user personal data. The Massachusetts judge rejected Facebooks earlier attempts to withhold the key details from state investigators. The decision is a significant early victory for Maura Healey, the Democratic attorney general of Massachusetts, who said in a statement Friday how Facebook users and watchdogs “have a right to know” whether the company broke the law and violated people’s privacy.

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