Facebook will pay a record fine in US history

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The company Facebook was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of five billion dollars for the leakage of user data. This publication reports The Washington Post, citing Federal trade Commission of the United States.

This penalty was the largest in the history of penalties imposed by U.S. Commission. In addition, the Agency will verify how well the company Facebook takes its obligations under data protection. It is reported that previously the Commission’s staff was planning a larger fine, up to several tens of billions of dollars, and to held accountable personally Mark Zuckerberg.

In 2018 Facebook made a major leakage of information about users: they were collected and used for their purposes an affiliated company of Cambridge Analytica. The incident touched nearly 90 million account holders.

In April of this year employees of the social network “accidentally” uploaded the information to log into the electronic mailboxes of 1.5 million users. It turned out that this information was collected without the consent of users in 2016. The company said that it is necessary for identification.

In April 2019, it became known that the FTC can recover from Facebook large amount. Previously the fine was estimated at three billion dollars.

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