Philippines investigating Facebook over Cambridge Analytica breachStaff Writer | April 14, 2018
The Philippines has become the latest country to open an investigation into Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data breach.
Technology Philippines National Privacy Commission sent a letter to Zuckerberg
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. ■