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California requires court order to force Facebook to cooperate with Cambridge Analytica probe

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that Facebook refused to comply with his summons to provide more information about his investigation into the alleged privacy violations of the company, according to CNBC.

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In a press conference that will take place later this afternoon, Becerra will address Facebook's non-compliance with the summons and ask the San Francisco County Superior Court to order the company to hand over all documents related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In the spring of 2018, prosecutors for the Northern District of California, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission opened investigations into Facebook & # 39; s privacy practices in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica. More than 87 million users shared their data with the third-party political research agency that had links with both the 2016 presidential campaign and Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum.

The development of …