BREAKING: Twitter Agrees To Pay $150M In DOJ, FTC Data Privacy Deal

By Al Barbarino (May 25, 2022, 6:09 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Twitter Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that the social media giant failed to protect users’ data privacy in line with a 2011 agreement with the FTC. 

The settlement will resolve allegations that Twitter violated the FTC Act and an administrative order issued by the FTC in March 2011 by misrepresenting its use of the nonpublic contact information it collected from its platform’s users, the DOJ said in an announcement. The deal is pending approval by a federal court.

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