Facebook agrees to provide additional documents by 26 November for California privacy probe

California state attorney general's office went to court to compel Facebook to comply with requests for information in its investigation.


Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general's office went to court earlier this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy investigation.

Under a joint stipulation filed in San Francisco Superior Court, the company agreed by 26 November to respond some of the document requests. It also agreed to a schedule to provide additional documents in December and January.

 Facebook agrees to provide additional documents by 26 November for California privacy probe

Facebook also faces an investigation by 47 US states and territories over concerns the company engaged in anti-competitive practices, put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising prices. Image: Reuters

For California's document requests that remain in dispute, a judge will hold a 19 February hearing. Facebook did not immediately comment.

(Also read: Facebook, Apple and more to be reportedly reviewed for anti-competitive practices by the US)

In July, Facebook agreed to pay a record-breaking $5-billion fine to resolve a Federal Trade Commission probe into its privacy practices and said it would will boost safeguards on user data.

Facebook also faces an investigation by 47 US states and territories over concerns the company engaged in anti-competitive practices, put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising prices. Additionally, it is under investigation by the FTC and the Justice Department.

 

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