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Attorney General Josh Stein has taken legal action against social media giants Facebook and Instagram, accusing them of violating consumer protection laws. Stein alleges that the platforms have engaged in deceptive practices by failing to adequately protect the personal information of their users.
The lawsuit comes after an investigation by Stein’s office, which revealed that Facebook and Instagram had allegedly shared users’ data with third-party companies without obtaining proper consent. This breach of privacy has raised concerns about the platforms’ commitment to safeguarding user information.
Stein argues that the tech giants’ actions have not only violated consumer trust but also put individuals at risk of identity theft and other forms of online fraud. The attorney general is seeking significant financial penalties against both Facebook and Instagram, as well as demanding improved data protection measures and transparency from the platforms.
This legal action is part of a broader push by regulatory authorities to hold tech companies accountable for their handling of user data. With privacy concerns and data breaches becoming increasingly prevalent, Attorney General Stein’s lawsuit serves as a warning to other social media platforms that they must prioritize the security and privacy of their users.