Facebook has stated that according to media reports, after investigation by the US FTC, some additional data protection pads ready.
a new “independent” Supervisory Board belong to privacy-issues, reported by the Website “Politico” and the “New York Times”. Among other things, members of the Facebook Board of Directors could sit in place. The Committee should meet once per quarter.
This new Board and the FTC should use, therefore, a supervisor that evaluates whether Facebook at the conditions and privacy rules in General. A senior Manager should be used as a privacy-responsible – this could be the according to media reports, the founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook had already made three billion dollars in connection with the investigation by the FTC. According to the current evaluation of the Online network, the total load – for example, through fines, penalties or settlements could reach five billion dollars.
The FTC, working in the USA, privacy violations, had initiated the investigation about a year ago after the outbreak of the data scandal to Cambridge Analytica. It checks whether Facebook is in breach of an agreement with the authority in the year 2011. At the time, Facebook had committed to the investigation of privacy breaches, among other things, no information from users without their consent.
In the case of Cambridge Analytica, the developer of a polls had redirected App a few years ago by him collected user data to the data analysis company. Facebook stresses that have broken the rules, and sees no violation of the agreement from 2011.