In the Matter of Facebook, Inc.

Complaint, Request for Investigation, Injunction, and Other Relief

EPIC Defends Privacy of Facebook Users: Files Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission

EPIC has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, urging the FTC to open an investigation into Facebook’s revised privacy settings. The EPIC complaint, signed by nine other privacy and consumer organizations, states that the "changes violate user expectations, diminish user privacy, and contradict Facebook’s own representations." EPIC cites widespread opposition from Facebook users, security experts, bloggers, and news organizations. A previous EPIC complaint to the FTC, concerning the data broker industry, produced the largest settlement in the FTC's history.

Please see full Complaint below for more information.

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Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates

Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, D.C. Circuit, Federal Admin Agencies | United States

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