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Philippines investigating Facebook over Cambridge Analytica breach

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Staff Writer | April 14, 2018
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Technology   Philippines National Privacy Commission sent a letter to Zuckerberg

The Philippines has become the latest country to open an investigation into Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Philippines National Privacy Commission said it sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg following public statements he's made about the data breach that may have affected 87 million people worldwide.

The commission is investigating how that leak to the U.K.-based data firm Cambridge Analytics may have affected Filipinos.

Facebook said last week data from nearly 1.2 million users in the Philippines may have been breached -- the most in any country outside of the United States.

Commission officials wrote in a letter addressed to Zuckerberg that it needed Facebook, which reached 2 billion users worldwide last year, to submit a number of documents to determine the impact of the data breach.

They also will examine whether anyone violated a privacy law in the country.


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