CHIPS Articles: FTC opens investigation into Facebook privacy practices
FTC opens investigation into Facebook privacy practices
By CHIPS Magazine
March 27, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission’s acting director of Bureau of Consumer Protection,
Tom Pahl, announced FTC concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices.
<p>“The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises, including to comply with Privacy Shield, or that engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act. Companies who have settled previous FTC actions must also comply with FTC order provisions imposing privacy and data security requirements. Accordingly, the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today [March 26], the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices.” </p>
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