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Facebook documents are seized by MPs investigating the security breach

Facebook documents are seized by MPs investigating the security breach”

Frustrated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to answer questions from MPs, the UK Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents relating to the Cambridge Analytics scandal, The Observer reports.

The papers contain claims that that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder, had developed a "malicious and fraudulent" scheme to exploit users' data.

Be that as it may, Damian Collins, executive of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, said he trusts the records - which incorporate messages - contain critical data about how Facebook and different gatherings handle client information.

Damian Collins, in charge of the hearing and committee, said in a Sunday tweet that he had reviewed the documents.

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Facebook pointed out that the documents seized were filed under seal and the California court presiding over the case is due to consider the Parliament's action as early as Monday.

The committee has previously questioned whistle blowers and senior officials at Cambridge Analytica, the company that harvested data from millions of Facebook profiles without the consent of the users as part of attempts to predict voter behaviour.

Allan was responding to Canadian lawmaker Charlie Angus, who said the social media giant has "lost the trust of the worldwide community to self-police", and that lawmakers have to start looking at ways to hold the company accountable.

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Mr Collins told the Observer: "We are in uncharted territory".

They said: "The materials obtained by the DCMS committee are subject to a protective order of the San Mateo Superior Court restricting their disclosure".

Prepare for political fireworks on Tuesday as politicians from around the world gather for an "unprecedented" hearing into disinformation, fake news and privacy on Facebook's platform, hosted by the United Kingdom parliament. "We have no further comment". "And it has not answered our questions about who knew what, when with regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal", he said.

Richard Allan, Facebook's vice-president for policy who is set to testify before Parliament after Zuckerberg declined to attend, stated that Facebook takes its responsibility around: "a number of important issues around privacy, safety and democracy ... very seriously".

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