FTC Wraps Up Facebook Privacy Deal Despite Concerns

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday granted final approval to a settlement of its claims that Facebook Inc. deceived users about the security and privacy of their personal information, despite objections about the pact's strength from Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch.

The proposed resolution stems from allegations that Facebook misled users about who — such as third-party applications and advertisers — would have access to certain information, and that it falsely told users that information from deactivated accounts would not be accessible. It was originally unveiled in...
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