Missouri attorney general demands info from Facebook on data
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is demanding information from Facebook following allegations that the social media giant mishandled user data.
The Republican Senate candidate announced Monday that his office issued a civil investigative demand, which functions like a subpoena. It seeks details on how Facebook collects and shares user information.
Facebook official Will Castleberry said a statement Monday said the company looks forward to responding when it gets details of the request.
Hawley is among 37 attorneys general who signed a letter last week asking Facebook similar questions. The Federal Trade Commission is also investigating.
Hawley's announcement follows revelations that a consulting firm affiliated with President Donald Trump got data on millions of unsuspecting Facebook users. Facebook also faces criticism for collecting data on call and text histories from Android users.