New York and Massachusetts are demanding information on the data leak from Facebook

State attorneys general for Massachusetts and New York sent a letter to Facebook Inc on 20 March demanding information about personal data that ended up in the hands of analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, a person familiar with the matter said.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

The letter, part of a joint investigation by the two states, requests documents about violations of Facebook’s terms of service, as well as copies of all communications between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and a host of other materials, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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The relevations have left doubts regarding privacy of personal data on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. On 20 March, the Wall Street saw a slump in the shares of these social media platforms where Facbook's has lost $60 billion of its stock market value.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Mar 21, 2018 08:12 AM