Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2019, 9:42 PM

Facebook Deal with FTC Went Too Far, Privacy Groups Tell Court

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Facebook Inc.'s $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission released the company from too many privacy claims, a group of privacy advocates said in an Oct. 15 filing urging a Washington federal court to reject the settlement.

The group, led by Public Citizen, said the July 24 deal improperly gave Facebook broad immunity from possible data misuse allegations. The FTC should not have let Facebook off the hook for how it uses children’s data and collects health information, the group said. The deal also won’t limit potential privacy violations in the future, it said.

Facebook “should not be rewarded ...

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