FTC Probing Facebook for Use of Personal Data, Source Says

Original Source    2018-03-20 17:03

Facebook Inc. is under investigation by a U.S. privacy watchdog over the use of personal data of 50 million users by a data analytics firm to help elect President Donald Trump. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing whether Facebook violated terms of a 2011 consent decree of its handing of user data that was transferred to Cambridge Analytica without their knowledge, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Under the 2011 settlement , Facebook agreed to get user consent for certain …

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