FTC Commissioner Wants to Take Zuckerberg To Court

NewsBusters | 7/25/2019 | Staff
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No one is happy with the fine the FTC levied on Facebook. Not even the FTC.

Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter wrote in a July 24 letter that she objected to the $5 billion fine handed to Facebook for privacy violations. “I am skeptical that its terms will have a meaningful disciplining effect on how Facebook treats data and privacy,” she wrote, arguing instead that the FTC should “fight for the right outcome in a public court of law,” against both Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

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The majority involved in the FTC decision voted that a court battle would be too long and drawn out to bring any real justice to Facebook and its users. But Slaughter tweeted, “litigation in an open court of law would provide important transparency and accountability. As a steward of public dollars and the public trust, the government should seek...
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