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Facebook's 'comprehensive' privacy improvements after US FTC order had 'gaps and weaknesses,' independent assessment concludes

By Mike Swift
  • 17 Sep 2021 19:03
  • 17 Sep 2021 19:03
Facebook’s internal response to its landmark $5 billion privacy settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission last year had significant “gaps and weaknesses,” despite reflecting Facebook’s commitment to rebuilding its privacy compliance structure into an “appropriately comprehensive” framework, an independent assessment obtained by MLex has found.
The initial assessment by

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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