$5B Facebook Deal Lets Gov't Grab User Data, Court Told

Law360 (October 15, 2019, 10:04 PM EDT) -- Pressure is mounting on a D.C. federal court to reject a $5 billion privacy deal that Facebook reached with the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, with a public interest legal group arguing that the arrangement would unfairly grant U.S. government officials warrantless access to Facebook users' data.

In a pair of amicus briefs filed Tuesday, the Center for the Legalization of Privacy and a coalition of four consumer advocacy groups became the latest to voice their objections to the historic privacy deal, which the FTC approved on a 3-2 vote in July and requires Facebook to not only pay the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!