On Wednesday, 3 May, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused Meta of failing to comply with the $5 billion data privacy settlement agreed with the agency in 2020 over its monetisation of children's data.
The FTC proposed expanding its 2020 privacy order to include further protections for children under 18. Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said, “Facebook has repeatedly violated its privacy promises... The company’s recklessness has put young users at risk, and Facebook needs to answer for its failures.”
In response, Meta called the move "a political stunt."
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