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Twitter could face up to $250M FTC fine for misuse of data

2020-08-04T15:34:00+01:00By

Twitter disclosed in a regulatory filing that it could face fines of up to $250 million by the Federal Trade Commission for misusing people’s personal information for advertising purposes.

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Ireland raid over privacy concerns jilts Facebook Dating

2020-02-13T21:38:00+00:00By

Facebook wants to play Cupid in Europe, but the Irish Data Protection Commission got its arrow in the tech giant first.

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Facebook reveals $550M settlement for Illinois privacy lawsuit

2020-01-30T20:10:00+00:00By

Facebook has reached a $550 million settlement in principle in connection with a class-action lawsuit it faced in Illinois over violations of a state biometric law.

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Embattled TikTok appoints global general counsel

2020-01-29T19:42:00+00:00By

TikTok announced veteran attorney Erich Andersen will join the company as global general counsel. His appointment comes at a time when the Beijing-based social networking app is under heightened scrutiny from the U.S. government.

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Top ethics and compliance failures of 2019

2019-12-27T17:13:00+00:00By

From antitrust and privacy concerns in the tech world to compliance officer liability in the pharmaceutical industry to unethical practices in the banking and accounting professions, more than a dozen companies made Compliance Week’s list of the biggest compliance fails in 2019.

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Privacy warfare: Competitors, consumers pose new risks

2019-11-19T21:38:00+00:00By

With a new wave of privacy laws empowering consumers to police their own data, companies are facing increased risk in areas they might not have considered.

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Survey: Compliance struggles to keep pace with mobile, social tech in workplace

2019-11-18T22:11:00+00:00By

A new survey shows the use of personal devices and contemporary communication platforms are par for the course in work settings; yet 45 percent of firms feel they are incessantly behind the eight-ball when it comes to managing electronic message compliance.

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e-Book: Social media & electronic messaging: Know your risk

2019-11-18T14:02:00+00:00Provided by

The blending of corporate culture with the proliferation of social media carries with it a heavy burden of risk.

Proofpoint, Hootsuite partner on compliance verification

2019-10-28T20:58:00+00:00By GRC Announcements

Proofpoint and Hootsuite announced a partnership to allow real-time compliance verification on Hootsuite’s social media platform.

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House Financial Services Committee grills Facebook’s Zuckerberg

2019-10-23T20:42:00+01:00By

Wide-ranging questions target Libra, discriminatory housing ads, lack of diversity at Facebook, and whether Facebook’s CEO actually read the hearing packet the committee sent to him.

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Facebook antitrust probe expands to 47 AGs

2019-10-22T17:06:00+01:00By

An antitrust investigation into Facebook led by the New York Attorney General’s office widened with the announcement that 47 attorneys general are now taking part.

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Libra springs a leak: Visa, Mastercard, others bail

2019-10-15T14:36:00+01:00By

Visa, Mastercard, and a handful of other companies have followed in the footsteps of PayPal, abandoning the Facebook-led Libra Association amid harsh regulatory criticism surrounding the planned cryptocurrency offering.

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Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on Libra

2019-10-09T17:17:00+01:00By

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 regarding his company’s planned venture into the cryptocurrency space.

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Libra Association soldiers on after PayPal withdraws

2019-10-08T21:33:00+01:00By

PayPal leaving Facebook’s Libra project is just a bump in the road in the drive toward developing a global digital currency payments network, a Libra Association spokesperson says.

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Facebook suspends apps over privacy concerns

2019-09-23T20:20:00+01:00By

Facebook announced it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps as part of an investigation launched in the aftermath of last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal.