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Facebook Set For Major Privacy Overhaul Following Fine

Facebook has pledged to take a wholly different approach to security and privacy following the record $5 billion fine the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently imposed on the tech giant for violating the privacy of users in the context of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

While privacy advocates have expressed doubt about the impact of the FTC measure, Facebook on Wednesday announced a new approach that “introduces more stringent processes to identify privacy risks, more documentation of those risks, and more sweeping measures to ensure that we meet these new requirements.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that “it will take hundreds of engineers and more than a thousand people across our company to do this important work, and we expect it will take longer to build new products following this process going forward.”

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