Tag: Missouri Merchandising Practices Act

AG issues subpoena to Facebook seeking answers on data sharing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has issued an investigative subpoena to Facebook in a wide-ranging probe seeking answers to the sharing and tracking of consumers’ user data. The investigation — coming on the heels of reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to 50 million Facebook users’ personal data — will look into whether the social-media giant violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The civil investigative demand issued by the Attorney General’s […]

Hawley takes aim at Google with latest investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Attorney General is targeting one of the world’s most valuable companies in the latest investigation by his office. “In this rapidly evolving tech universe, we need to consider the ways of what we do online is tracked by tech companies, and what happens to that information,” Hawley said. “How do all algorithms influence the news articles that we see? How are advertisements placed into our news feeds? And to what […]