Facebook’s data breach with Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, has long been in the news. The company has since taken major steps to address some of the privacy concerns while also answering questions posed by quarters concerned. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg also appeared before Congress to testify on the matter. The case may not have been closed, though, as it’s reported that federal agencies have now broadened their investigation of the data breach.


The Department of Justice has already been looking into the matter and The Washington Post is now reporting that several federal agencies have joined the probe as well. They include the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation has reportedly broadened to focus more on Facebook’s statements after the scandal broke and that whether the disclosures it made to the public and investors were “sufficiently complete and timely,” according to the report.

Facebook has acknowledged that a probe is underway but didn’t comment on it being expanded. The company said in a statement that “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” adding that “We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged to continue our assistance as their work continues.”

The federal agencies involved in this probe haven’t commented on the report as well.

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