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FTC approves roughly $5 bln Facebook settlement - WSJ

Reuters Washington DC
Updated: 13-07-2019 01:30 IST
FTC approves roughly $5 bln Facebook settlement - WSJ

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The United States Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc over a long-running investigation into the company's privacy missteps, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The 3-2 vote by FTC commissioners broke along party lines, with the Republican majority lining up to support the pact while Democratic commissioners objected, according to the WSJ report, citing a person familiar with the matter. (

A settlement is expected to include other government restrictions on how Facebook treats user privacy, WSJ reported. FTC and Facebook declined Reuters requests for comment.

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COUNTRY : United States