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.”