Twitter to Pay 150M USD Fine for Violating Users’ Privacy

Twitter to Pay 150M USD Fine for Violating Users Privacy

To resolve federal regulators’ charges that Twitter failed to secure the privacy of users’ data during a six-year period, the social media company will pay a 150 million USD penalty and implement new protections.

The settlement with Twitter was announced on Wednesday by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. Twitter allegedly broke a 2011 FTC ruling by misleading users about how well it maintained and protected the privacy and security of their non-public contact information, according to the authorities. In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, the regulators also said that

Twitter falsely claimed to comply with US privacy accords with the European Union and Switzerland, which prevent corporations from processing user data for reasons other than those permitted by users.

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