A fine of 5 billion dollars and an independent commission on privacy that cancels the position of “unlimited control” of Mark Zuckerberg on the privacy of users. The Federal Trade Commission in the United States has announced, as already anticipated in recent days, that you have found the agreement with the social network that closes the case open in March 2018 after the scandal of Cambridge Analytica, when the company had improperly “shared” data of 87 million users of social networks.
It was also sought greater supervision over the app to third parties. The COMMENT OF ZUCKERBERG – “We have a responsibility to protect the privacy of the persons. We already work very hard to face this responsibility, but now we will establish an entirely new standard for our sector,” reads a post of Zuckerberg. “We decided to pay a fine historic, but more importantly, we will be making some important structural changes to the way in which we build the products and manage this company”, he added, underlining how the changes put in building site “go beyond what is required by the current U.S. law”.
Fine historic for FACEBOOK – The announcement was made before the quarterly social network, which will be circulated U.S. markets closed. The agreement was approved by the FTC with the votes in favor of the three states republicans, and the two opposed of democratic states. In addition to the fine, the highest ever imposed on a computer company and which will be added to the 100 million requested by the SEC, the authority of the bag USA, the agreement provides for the creation of an independent commission which alter the Ceo of Facebook The “unlimited control over decisions concerning the privacy of users”.
Republicans vs democrats – “The fine record is designed to punish not only future breaches but more importantly, to change the entire culture Facebook related to privacy, in order to lower the probability of continual violations”, commented Joe Simons, the chairman of the FTC. For Jody Hunt, the Department of Justice, the goal is “protect the data of consumers and to ensure that companies of social media such as Facebook do not fool people on the use of their personal information”. Rohit Chopra, one of the two states Democrats of the FTC is instead not satisfied. “When companies I can violate the read, heavy fines but continue to be useful and to keep intact their model of useful, you can not sing victory”, he explained.