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Report: Facebook’s Privacy Lapses May Result in Record Fine

According to three anonymous insiders, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering to impose on Facebook a record fine of over $22.5 million (the previous record from 2012) over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other privacy-related incidents.

Since 2011 the FTC has demanded that Facebook refrains from sharing user data in ways that contradict account privacy settings, unless it explicitly obtains consent for doing so. The FTC was not able to comment on the story due to the ongoing government shutdown.

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