Another day, another Facebook data scandal but the latest one could bring criminal charges.
According to The New York Times, federal prosecutors are investigating the social network’s deals that shared user data with smartphone manufacturers.
Facebook said they are cooperating with the investigation in a statement.
A grand jury in the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed records from at least two smartphone companies concerning deals the companies made with Facebook for data sharing.
The investigation comes after reports last year of the social network sharing personal data with smartphone and tablet companies and developers.
In some cases, Facebook shared the data without straightforward consent from the users, the Times reports.