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FTC imposes tougher privacy controls on Facebook

Wednesday 30 November 2011 | 10:34 CET | News
Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Facebook over charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The proposed settlement requires Facebook to take several steps to make sure it lives up to its promises in the future, including giving consumers clear and prominent notice and obtaining consumers' express consent before their information is shared beyond the privacy settings they have established. The FTC complaint lists a number of instances in which Facebook

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States / World
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