Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Facebook to Pay $5 Billion, Create Privacy Committee in FTC Settlement

While Facebook has been fined $5 Billion because of its many privacy problems, the more interesting part of the story probably is the court-ordered mandate that requires Facebook to establish a board committee to oversee privacy issues at the company, which includes “executive certifications” of proper oversight.

See http://bit.ly/2SNOk4A to find dozens of stories about this latest fine against Facebook.

I am not sure of the exact definition of “executive certifications of proper oversight” but (hopefully) it is good news for everyone, other than for the identity thieves and the corporations that intrude on personal privacy by using information obtained from Facebook. Time will tell…

Categories: Legal Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

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