According to a recent report from the New York Times, tech giant Facebook is under criminal investigation for a number of data deals with other major tech firms.
The New York Times recently reported that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into social media giant Facebook’s data deals with other major tech firms.
A grand jury in New York has reportedly subpoenaed records from two prominent smartphone developers, both of which had entered into data sharing partnerships with Facebook which gave them access to the personal details of hundreds of millions of Facebook users.
These deals gave the companies access to users’ friends, contact information and other data, often without consent.
The DOJ’s securities fraud unit began investigating Facebook shortly after the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw the personal details of 87 million Facebook users left vulnerable, this case is still active and is being run by prosecutors from the Northern District of California.