Facebook privacy News

Judge: Facebook ‘Could Not Be More Wrong’ in Cambridge Analytica Defense

Facebook Inc. users suing over the social network’s worst-ever privacy scandal gained leverage to pry into its internal records to back up their claims that it failed to safeguard their personal data, exposing the company to potentially billions of dollars …

India Court Grants Facebook Some Relief in Key Privacy Case

India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …

Facebook Warned Its Employees, Not Users, About 2018 Breach, Lawsuit Says

Facebook users suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed. …

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Fine Against Facebook, Other Privacy Settlement Terms

Facebook Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted …

U.S. Close to $5 Billion Penalty Against Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, two sources briefed on the matter …

Facebook Facing $5 Billion FTC Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has …

EU Judges Face Another Major Facebook Privacy Case from Activist Schrems

Five years ago, when activist Max Schrems took Facebook Inc. to the European Union’s top court no one knew what to call the case. The controversy, which led to judges scrapping a key trans-Atlantic data-transfer agreement, was referred to as …

Facebook Faces Lawsuit for Data Breach Affecting Nearly 30 Million Users

Facebook Inc. failed to fend off a lawsuit over a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users, one of several privacy snafus that have put the company under siege. The company’s disclosure in September that hackers exploited several software …

Emails Suggest CEO Zuckerberg Aware of Facebook’s Privacy Faults, WSJ Reports

Facebook Inc. emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The newspaper said reporters had not seen …

Facebook Rebuffed by Irish Supreme Court Over Data Transfer Case Referral

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the United States in July, after Facebook’s bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland’s Supreme Court on Friday. …