FTC failed to enforce Facebook consent decree, critics charge amid firestorm

Top Federal Trade Commission officials boasted of their tough consent decree in 2011 that required Facebook to keep its promise to protect users’ information, but critics charge the agency failed to enforce the decree despite being warned years ago that the social network was violating it.

“Facebook is obligated to keep the promises about privacy that it makes to its hundreds of millions of users,” Jon Leibowitz, then the FTC’s chairman, said in November 2011 when the agency announced the company had settled charges of deceiving...

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