Political pressure builds for FTC to punish Facebook with more than a 'bargain' fine

Posted in: Government & Policy at 07/05/2019 15:24

Two top Senate lawmakers on Monday expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top executives.

The message — delivered by Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) — reflects the mounting political pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to deliver a strong rebuke of the tech giant while sending a message to the rest of Silicon Valley that Washington has started taking privacy violations more seriously.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/06/political-pressure-builds-ftc-punish-facebook-with-more-than-bargain-fine/

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