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Twitter To Pay $150 Million for Using Phone Numbers and Emails To Target Ads

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Twitter To Pay $150 Million for Using Phone Numbers and Emails To Target Ads

Twitter To Pay $150 Million for Using Phone Numbers and Emails To Target Ads

Twitter To Pay $150 Million for Using , Phone Numbers and Emails To Target Ads.

The settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires Twitter to pay $150 million for deceptively using members' information for targeted advertising.

The settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires Twitter to pay $150 million for deceptively using members' information for targeted advertising.

The lawsuit claims Twitter was dishonest about its policies between 2013 and 2019 which violated the FTC Act and an order from a 2011 settlement.

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The $150 million penalty reflects the seriousness of the allegations against Twitter, and the substantial new compliance measures to be imposed as a result of today’s proposed settlement will help prevent further misleading tactics that threaten users’ privacy, Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General, via statement.

The FTC fined Facebook $5 billion for similar behavior in 2019.

Once it is approved by a federal court, Twitter must notify anyone who joined the platform prior to Sept.

2019 of the settlement.

The company must also regularly test and audit privacy safeguards.

Damien Kieran, Twitter chief privacy officer, addressed the settlement online.

Our settlement with the FTC reflects Twitter’s pre-existing commitments and investments in security and privacy.

, Damien Kieran, Twitter chief privacy officer, via Twitter.

We will continue to partner with our regulators to make sure they understand how security and privacy practices at Twitter are always evolving for the better, Damien Kieran, Twitter chief privacy officer, via Twitter


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