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Facebook Data Scandals Stoke Criticism That a Privacy Watchdog Too Rarely Bites

Lawmakers, consumer advocates and even former commission officials were clamoring for tough action against Facebook, arguing that it had violated an earlier F.T.C. consent decree barring it from misleading users about how their information was shared.

But the enforcement official, James A. Kohm, took a different view. In a previously undisclosed memo in March, Mr. Kohm — echoing Facebook’s own argument — cautioned that Facebook was not responsible for the consulting firm’s reported abuses.

Full article: Facebook Data Scandals Stoke Criticism That a Privacy Watchdog Too Rarely Bites – The New York Times

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