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US senators criticise potential Facebook, FTC settlement as inadequate

Tuesday 7 May 2019 | 11:54 CET | News
Two US senators have criticised reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission (FCT) settlement with Facebook over misuse of consumers' personal data, reports Reuters. In a letter to the FTC, Senators Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, and Josh Hawley, a Republican, told the agency that a possible fine of USD 5 billion is a "bargain for Facebook." They also want top Facebook officials, potentially including CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg, to be held personally responsible for Facebook's handling of the issue.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States
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