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Japan probes Facebook data breaches in tandem with UK

Cambridge leak and hack of 50m accounts under investigation

User data breaches are one of the key issues Facebook has grappled with of late, along with hate speech. (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO -- Japanese authorities have launched an investigation into Facebook, in line with their British counterparts, to get to the bottom of the massive breaches of user data that came to light this year.

The social media platform is cooperating with the Personal Information Protection Commission here, Facebook's Japanese unit told Nikkei on Friday. Company officials are being called in to provide answers to the commission.

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