Media reported that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg are set to be ousted in the Cambridge Analytica lawsuit. According to a court document, Zuckerberg will have to answer questions for six hours, while Sandberg will have to answer for five hours, reports The Verge.
Sandberg is stepping down from his key role as the company’s second-highest-ranking executive after 14 years, and the person to replace him as Meta COO will also be required to appear at the hearing.
Late in the report, the lawsuit, which could end up as a class action case if a judge agrees, alleged that Facebook illegally shared user data with third parties and that data Not adequately protected from abuse by bad actors.” on Friday.
The statements are due sometime before September 20.
The statement comes as part of a lawsuit filed in a California court on behalf of Facebook users affected by Meta’s partnership with Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook gained access to the private data of 67 million Facebook users, which was used to profile voters.
In another case, META lawyers are investigating the outgoing COO amid claims that Sandberg abused company resources.
As the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, the investigation goes back “several years” and is probing the work of META employees on Sandberg’s personal projects.
When Sandberg first announced his departure from the company, the WSJ reported that the company was investigating whether he had improperly used company resources in planning their upcoming wedding.
Meta lawyers are reportedly looking into the involvement of Facebook staff with Sandberg’s foundation Lean In and their work to help promote his most recent book, “Option B.”
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