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Privacy Group Pushes Back Against Facebook’s $5B Settlement

July 26, 2019, 10:04 PM

The Federal Trade Commission’s $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. is getting pushback from a Washington D.C-based privacy group, which wants to weigh in on the deal before a judge finalizes it.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, saying it should be allowed to argue against the proposed settlement before the court approves it.

The legal challenge is a potential wrinkle in the agency’s long-awaited settlement with the company. Some lawmakers, privacy and consumer advocates have decried the deal’s terms. They say the $5 billion ...

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