Table of Contents - April 23, 2019

Wyden: FTC Should Hold Zuckerberg Liable for Facebook's Privacy Practices

Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) today urged the Federal Trade Commission to hold Facebook, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg "individually liable for the company's repeated violations of Americans' privacy" in "any consent order negotiated with Facebook concerning [its] unfair and deceptive practices and its mishandling of users' data."

Facebook and the FTC reached an agreement to settle the FTC's investigation into alleged privacy violations by the company in 2011, and the agreement was finalized in 2012 (TR Daily, Aug. 10, 2012). The settlement agreement required Facebook to strengthen its privacy policies.

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