Items tagged "Cambridge Analytica"
Public Knowledge Criticizes Reported $5 Billion Facebook SettlementJuly 12, 2019 Cambridge Analytica , consent decree , Consumer Privacy , Facebook , FTC
Reports indicate that the Federal Trade Commission recently voted 3-2 along party lines to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over the company’s repeated privacy violations, including the Cambridge Analytica incident. The FTC is expected to unveil the terms of the fine — including possible conditions — once the Department of Justice has finalized the settlement.Read More
Public Knowledge Submits Statement for Facebook Privacy HearingApril 10, 2018 Cambridge Analytica , Cybersecurity , Data Protection , Legislation , Privacy
Today, Public Knowledge submitted a statement on the record for the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees’ joint hearing on “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.”Read More
Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Protect Consumers from Next Facebook User Data LeakMarch 23, 2018 Cambridge Analytica , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Facebook , Privacy
Recently, reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that supported President Trump’s campaign, maintained copies of private data for about 50 million Facebook users without the majority of these users’ knowledge or consent. Public Knowledge finds Facebook’s lack of consumer privacy protection particularly egregious in this case and urges Congress to protect consumers by returning control of personal data to Americans.Read More