June 5, 2020

US fine with 5,000 million to Facebook for violating the data of its customers

The Federal Trade Commission of the United States (FTC) has agreed to impose a fine of 5,000 million dollars (more than 4,432 million euros), the highest amount imposed by the agency so far, in the framework of the open investigation into the use of data from the users of the technological giant, according to the 'The Wall Street Journal'.

The proposal, approved by three votes in favor and two against, has been transferred to the Department of Justice, which is charged with the FTC to enforce the antitrust laws of the United States, which must decide whether to ratify the decision.

The FTC opened an investigation following allegations that Facebook would have inappropriately shared information from 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica.

The British political consultant Cambridge Analytica would have obtained without permission the personal data of users of the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg that were later used to influence the US presidential elections of 2016.

The actions of Facebook closed with a rise of 1.8% in the session last Friday. According to the company indicated at the beginning of the year, expected a sanction for this question of about 5,000 million dollars.

Facebook, along with other major technology giants such as Amazon, Apple or Google, is immersed in another investigation by the United States Government for competition.

US President Donald Trump has called for greater control over social media companies, as well as Google, and has accused them of suppressing and suppressing the views of conservatives, although he has not presented any evidence in this regard. He has also repeatedly criticized Amazon for taking advantage of the United States Postal Service, also without evidence.

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