Mar 20, 2018 - Technology

Facebook plans a briefing for state AGs on Thursday

Facebook's Menlo Park HQ

Facebook's Menlo Park HQ. Photo: Facebook

Facebook is expected to meet with state Attorneys General from across the country on Thursday to address growing concerns over the Cambridge Analytica issue.

Why it matters: Two state AGs, New York's Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts' Maura Healey, have said they are investigating Facebook's actions.

"Consumers have a right to know how their information is used – and companies like Facebook have a fundamental responsibility to protect their users’ personal information," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, we sent a demand letter to Facebook – the first step in our joint investigation to get to the bottom of what happened."

Facebook's response: “Attorneys General Healey and Schneiderman have raised several important questions," said Will Castleberry, Facebook's VP of State and Local Policy, in a statement. "We appreciate their attention to this matter and look forward to responding.”

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