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Meta CEO in a lawsuit over . Current COO Sheryl Sandberg, who is , has also been asked to provide testimony, as reported earlier Wednesday by Gizmodo.
and Sandberg for 5 hours in September, according to a filing Tuesday in the District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division. Javier Olivan, Meta’s chief growth officer, who is taking over as COO once Sandberg leaves, clickprefect will be deposed for 3 hours.
Depositions take place privately, so there’s no indication Zuckerberg or Sandberg would take the stand during a potential trial. The depositions stem from a 2018 California over misuse of user data.
Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine also sued Facebook over its data practices in 2018 after it was revealed that the in the US was exposed during a breach in 2015. Researchers at Cambridge Analytica, which was affiliated with the Donald Trump presidential campaign, may have misused the data during the 2016 presidential election.
The cases are ongoing, and in May, Zuckerberg was , with the complaint alleging the CEO was directly involved in decisions that led to the data breach. Zuckerberg was also on the data breach.
In 2019, Meta — then known as Facebook — reached an with the US Federal Trade Commission over the data breach.
Meta declined to comment.