28 Mar FTC to Probe Facebook’s Privacy Practices
The FTC recently announced that it will be looking into concerns on Facebook’s privacy practices, including a possible violation to a settlement in 2011.
Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said that they will be acting against companies that fail to comply with the Privacy Shield, or engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act. It was noted that the FTC may be set to investigate Facebook’s recent privacy scandal involving London-based Cambridge Analytica where the personal information of around 50 million users had been misused.
The social network is under extra scrutiny by the agency since its settlement in 2011 for privacy violations where it agreed to have its privacy practices assessed by the FTC until 2031.