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Lawyers will question Mark Zuckerberg and Sandberg in a privacy lawsuit.

According to the privacy class action lawsuit, Meta illegally shared user data, including with Cambridge Analytica.

As part of the San Francisco federal court litigation over the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, Meta Platforms Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg and outgoing Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will be deposed.

According to a joint filing that was done late on Tuesday, attorneys for both sides have reached an agreement that attorneys can question Zuckerberg for a total of six hours and Sandberg for a total of five hours as part of the ongoing case.

In addition, Javier Olivan, chief growth officer of the corporation and the person who would succeed Sandberg as COO, will be questioned for a period of three hours.

According to the allegations made in the proposed class action complaint, Facebook violated consumer privacy laws when it shared the personal data of its users with the now-defunct British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica and other parties.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company Meta’s logo. (Getty Images | istock / Getty Images)

A spokesman for Facebook declined to comment, while outside lawyers for the corporation from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher did not reply promptly to demands for comment.

Sheryl Sandberg Addresses U.S. Conference Of Mayors in Boston, Massachusetts. (Paul Marotta/Getty Images / Getty Images)

Keller Rohrback and Bleichmar Fonti & Auld, the plaintiffs’ attorneys, declined to comment.

Regarding the underlying lawsuit, Facebook has stated that its services are consistent with its disclosures and “do not support any legal claims.”

The plaintiffs’ attorneys recently filed a sanctions motion seeking $854,000 in fees and costs from Facebook, Gibson Dunn, and Orin Snyder, the firm’s lead partner in the case. In a response filing, the company and firm stated that there was no sanctionable conduct.

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The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls / Reuters Photos)

At least one other recent plaintiffs’ attempt to compel Zuckerberg to answer legal questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal failed.

In its own lawsuit against Facebook, the D.C. attorney general’s office sought to question Zuckerberg about the social media company’s data privacy practises. The District’s effort, according to Facebook’s lawyers, was a “transparent attempt to harass.” In March, a D.C. superior court judge rejected the bid.

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