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Twitter to pay $150m fine in user data transfer case



05/30/2022 - 08:04



To settle a complaint over user privacy infringement, Twitter will pay a $150 million fine to the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission.



Ajay Suresh
Ajay Suresh
The government claimed that Twitter had illegally passed on users' e-mail addresses and phone numbers to various companies for them to use for targeting advertising. The settlement agreement between the company and the departments was related to the government's claim that Twitter had illegally passed on users' e-mail addresses and phone numbers to various companies for them to use for targeting advertising.

In this approach, the social network's administration misled users about the level of data security.

According to the lawsuit, the business urged customers to add a phone number or email address to their profile settings between 2013 and 2019 solely to provide them with additional security measures such as two-factor authentication. Twitter, on the other hand, exploited this data to target advertisements within the social network.

According to Lina Khan, chairperson of the US Federal Trade Commission, the company's activities impacted more than 140 million users and allowed Twitter to boost its main source of revenue.

The Twitter administration will also be forced to conduct regular testing and audits of its security measures, as well as design and manage a new privacy program.

source: theverge.com

 




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