Following its announcement of a Cambridge Analytica. The complaint says that the data firm was responsible for "deceptive acts and practices to harvest personal information from Facebook users."Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against the company at the center of privacy scandal,
The FTC also settled with the app develop Aleksandr Kogan, who worked for the firm, and former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix. The two agreed to follow FTC orders and destroy all personal information acquired.
in May 2018 following the Facebook privacy scandal.
On Wednesday, the FTC announced thatfor how it handles its users' privacy, including in violation of a 2012 order from the commission. At the same time, for $100 million after a probe found the social media company didn't give investors warnings of third parties violating Facebook policies.
Kogan and Nix couldn't immediately be reached for comment
Originally published on July 24 at 6:08 a.m. PT.
Update, 6:37 a.m. PT: Adds background details.