Facebook was supposed to receive a record fine in the amount of $ 5 billion by the us regulator for violations of privacy that led to the scandal of the Cambridge Analytica.
The Federal trade Commission (FTC) reportedly took the decision to impose a record fine after an investigation that began in March last year after a sensational reports of improper use of personal data of users.
It turned out that the shadow consultant was able to obtain data collected by a third-party app from 87 million Facebook users and their friends. The information was used for targeted impact on undecided voters ahead of the presidential elections in 2016.
A fine of $ 5 billion is unlikely to have caused serious damage to the company, which earned more than $ 15 billion in just the first three months of 2019. But it is the largest penalty the FTC applied to the technical company and breaches of confidentiality.