FTC accepts Facebook's final settlement concerning user privacy
dapd, Joerg Koch, Associated Press
The Federal Trade Commission approved a final settlement with Facebook today after the social network company was accused of deceiving customers telling them their information is private, then sharing it with the public.
Facebook must now give users a “clear prominent notice and obtaining express consent before sharing private information beyond their privacy settings,” according to a statement from the FTC.
The Commission voted 3-1-1 to approve the final settlement.
“The Commission statement affirmed that, based on the extensive investigation of the staff, there is a strong reason to believe that the settlement is in the public interest, and that the Order's provisions make clear that Facebook will be liable for a broad range of deceptive conduct,” the FTC said in a statement.
FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch dissented from the acceptance, claiming that Facebook’s denial of liability led him to question whether the settlement was “in the interest of the public,” according to the statement.
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