Approved this week, the agreement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) establishes a $ 5 billion ($ 19 billion) fine for the repeated infringement on user privacy in the Cambridge Analytica case.
The two parties had already signed in 2011 the terms on the security of their users’ personal information. Now the new agreement has been sent to the United States Department of Justice for analysis in the civilian sector.
The investigations extend from the beginning of last year when there was a disclosure of data leakage which may have reached a total of more than 87 million users.
The company specializing in data analysis and consulting would have illegally obtained sensitive information from Facebook profiles and used all of the collections for US President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
To date, there is no deadline for the Department of Justice’s review of the agreement. However, he should not change the FTC’s decision to punish Mark Zuckerberg’s social network.
It is worth remembering that Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy in May last year amid privacy scandals.