0
Wireless

FTC confirms USD 5 bln fine and 20-year compliance agreement for Facebook privacy violations

Wednesday 24 July 2019 | 15:28 CET | News
The US Federal Trade Commission has confirmed a record USD 5 billion fine against Facebook for violating customers' privacy. The regulator also imposed a new compliance regime on the company, valid for 20 years, in order to ensure Facebook and its apps no longer abuse personal data of customers. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States / World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

FTC considers case against Facebook apps integration - report

Published 13 Dec 2019 10:56 CET | United States
The Federal Trade Commission in the US is considering a case against Facebook over how its apps integrate with each other and ...

Hungary watchdog fines Facebook EUR 3.6 mln for misleading users

Published 09 Dec 2019 10:59 CET | Hungary
The authority noted that similar fines were imposed on Facebook in the US and EU. Facebook amended its misleading statements in ...

FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers

Published 09 Dec 2019 08:57 CET | United States
The Federal Trade Commission has found data analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices ...

FTC extends antitrust probe to Amazon Web Services - report

Published 05 Dec 2019 09:19 CET | United States
The US Federal Trade Commission has broadened its antitrust probe in Amazon to include the company's cloud operations, Bloomberg ...

Facebook agrees to provide some documents for California privacy probe

Published 22 Nov 2019 09:47 CET | United States
Facebook will hand over some documents to the state of California, after Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a petition with ...

California says Facebook failed to provide requested documents about user privacy violations

Published 07 Nov 2019 11:30 CET | United States
California said Facebook has not provided information requested by the state in June 2019 about potential privacy violations, and ...

US court sides with Facebook over privacy breach stock price lawsuit

Published 27 Sep 2019 09:20 CET | United States
A federal judge in San Jose, California, has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Facebook executives of deceiving investors about the ...

Facebook to face antitrust investigation from DoJ - report

Published 26 Sep 2019 11:02 CET | United States
The US Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. This ...

Facebook creates Independent Oversight Board, with 3-party governance structure

Published 18 Sep 2019 09:51 CET | United States
Facebook has announced the formation of its Independent Oversight Board, following a public consultation and discussions with the ...

US states to open competition investigation into Google - report

Published 04 Sep 2019 10:45 CET | United States
Over half the states in the US are preparing to open an investigation into Google for potential antitrust violations, people ...

Facebook turns face recognition off by default

Published 04 Sep 2019 10:37 CET | World
Facebook has announced changes to its facial recognition settings, one of the issues raised in its record fine from the US ...

Seoul Court cancels watchdog's KRW 396 million fine on Facebook

Published 23 Aug 2019 05:34 CET | Korea, Republic of
The Seoul Administrative Court has ruled in favor of Facebook by canceling a KRW 396 million (approximately USD 328,000) fine ...

Facebook opens up on data shared from third-party sites, apps

Published 21 Aug 2019 09:17 CET | World
Facebook is giving users more control over how it shares information with third-party apps and websites. The social network added ...

WhatsApp in talks to launch m-payments in Indonesia - report

Published 20 Aug 2019 12:10 CET | Indonesia
Facebook's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to provide their mobile ...

US state attorneys plan own competition probe into tech companies - report

Published 20 Aug 2019 09:30 CET | United States
US internet companies may be facing another anti-trust investigation soon. According to the Wall street Journal, a group of ...

US court allows class action against Facebook facial recognition

Published 09 Aug 2019 10:15 CET | United States
A US federal appeals court has ruled a class-action suit can go ahead against Facebook for allegedly illegally collecting and ...

UK MPs seek clarification from Facebook over contradictory evidence

Published 02 Aug 2019 11:25 CET | United Kingdom
UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee has written to Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs and ...

FTC looking at Facebook acquisitions in competition probe - report

Published 02 Aug 2019 11:05 CET | United States
The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook's acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media ...

Facebook client satisfaction plummets in US - study

Published 30 Jul 2019 16:27 CET | United States
The satisfaction of US consumers with social media has stayed broadly flat so far this year at 72 out of 100 after dropping in ...

EU court rules websites liable for data protection with Facebook 'like' button

Published 29 Jul 2019 16:12 CET | Europe
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the German online fashion retailer Fashion ID is liable for collecting and ...

Last week in media: quarterly results and regulation hit internet majors and possibly streamers

Published 29 Jul 2019 07:05 CET | World
Week 30 was a dramatic week for the global media sector. Quarterly results and regulation had large and widely diverging effects. ...

Facebook ends drop in Dutch app market, reaches over 7.7 mln smartphones

Published 25 Jul 2019 09:58 CET | Netherlands
That's up by around 300,000 users or from 67 percent penetration in Q1. Dutch users appeared sensitive to the recurring reports ...

Facebook earnings fall on FTC, tax charges; revenues grow 28%

Published 25 Jul 2019 07:54 CET | World
Facebook reported second-quarter net earnings down 49 percent to USD 2.616 billion or 91 cents a share. The results were hurt by ...

Facebook repairs fault in Messenger Kids after allowing access to group chats with unauthorised users

Published 24 Jul 2019 10:45 CET | United States
Facebook has repaired a flaw in its Messenger Kids app that allowed children to enter group chats with users not approved by ...

US Department of Justice starts competition probe into leading online platforms

Published 24 Jul 2019 08:42 CET | United States
The US Department of Justice has announced a wide-ranging investigation into leading online platforms and they may be stifling ...

US FTC approves USD 5 bln fine for Facebook data violation - report

Published 15 Jul 2019 08:52 CET | United States
The US Federal Trade Commission has approved a fine of USD 5 billion on Facebook for violating the personal data privacy ...

Italy fines Facebook EUR 1 mln for Cambridge Analytica data leak

Published 01 Jul 2019 10:55 CET | Italy
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has fined Facebook a total of EUR 1 million for alleged breaches of the ...

Facebook plans more advertising to boost consumer trust

Published 17 Jun 2019 09:50 CET | United States
Facebook plans to spend more advertising in order to improve its image and trust in its brand following recent privacy concerns ...

Facebook shareholders obtain court order for access to company documents on data privacy

Published 03 Jun 2019 10:20 CET | World
A court in the state of Delaware has ordered Facebook to hand over internal documents to shareholders on how it handles data ...

Facebook loses Irish Supreme Court appeal in data privacy case

Published 31 May 2019 13:45 CET | Europe
Ireland's Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook's appeal over last year's High Court ruling to refer aspects concerning the ...

US govt may want 20 years of oversight on Facebook - report

Published 14 May 2019 09:43 CET | United States
Facebook may have to submit itself to 20 years of US government oversight, Reuters reported, citing a source with knowledge about ...

Facebook takes analytics firm Rankwave to court over data practices

Published 13 May 2019 09:00 CET | World
Facebook is in negotiations with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about its own privacy practices, following the Cambridge ...

Brussels court sends Facebook privacy case to European Court of Justice

Published 09 May 2019 11:02 CET | Belgium
The Brussels Court of Appeals has decided to refer a court case between Facebook and the Belgian privacy regulator to the ...

US senators criticise potential Facebook, FTC settlement as inadequate

Published 07 May 2019 11:54 CET | United States
Two US senators have criticised reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission (FCT) settlement with Facebook over misuse of ...

Facebook, FTC discussing creation of 'independent' privacy committee - report

Published 02 May 2019 15:45 CET | United States
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have discussed the creation of new privacy policies and roles together with an ...

Canada finds Facebook violated privacy law in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Published 26 Apr 2019 08:54 CET | Canada
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada plans to take Facebook to court to seek an order to force the company to correct its privacy ...

Facebook revenues lift 26% in Q1 but profit hit by legal expenses

Published 25 Apr 2019 08:52 CET | World
Facebook continued its upward rise in the first quarter, with revenues advancing 26 percent from the year before to USD 15.077 ...

Facebook appeals Belgian privacy case

Published 28 Mar 2019 09:05 CET | Belgium
Facebook will be appealing a Belgian court ruling pronounced in February 2018, on 27 and 28 March. The case harks back to 2015, ...

Apple starts TV ad campaign on how it takes privacy seriously

Published 15 Mar 2019 09:49 CET | World
Apple has started a TV ad campaign to outline its position on data privacy, as the company looks to differentiate itself from ...

Facebook CEO pledges increased privacy, more encryption in new focus on messaging

Published 07 Mar 2019 10:27 CET | World
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined new principles for the social network, stressing a focus on privacy following the ...

US FTC confirms investigation launched into Facebook privacy practices

Published 26 Mar 2018 17:34 CET | United States
The US Federal Trade Commission has confirmed it's launched an investigation into privacy practices at Facebook. In a short ...

Facebook denies data breach after whistleblower report on elections data

Published 19 Mar 2018 09:15 CET | United States
Facebook has denied claims of a major breach of its users' data, while suspending the companies that allegedly made use of 50 ...