Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California data privacy probe

Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California data privacy probe
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Facebook has agreed to hand over additional documents to California's state attorney general as part of a data privacy probe.

According to San Francisco Superior Court filings, the social media giant agreed to release some of the documents by Tuesday and the rest in December and January, Reuters reported Thursday.

A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19 to discuss the Golden State's remaining document requests.

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Facebook Vice President for State and Local Public Policy Will Castleberry said in a statement to Reuters that the company “cooperated extensively with the state of California’s investigation by providing thousands of pages of written responses and hundreds of thousands of documents over the past year."

"We look forward to continued cooperation and resolving the attorney general’s remaining requests," he added.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The document release agreement comes after Facebook said it would pay a record $5 billion fine to resolve a Federal Trade Commission investigation into its privacy practices.

Facebook also faces probes from attorneys general in almost all 50 states over antitrust concerns involving the company's market dominance and business practices.