Facebook open to heightened oversight of its privacy practices

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Other privacy-focused positions could also be added, including an FTC-approved privacy official who would monitor whether the company is complying with the FTC settlement and acting in the best interest of users, according to the Times.

The FTC has been investigating revelations that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Under the deal that's being negotiated, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be tasked with carrying out the company's privacy policies under a new assumed role of "designated compliance officer", the site reported.

Facebook has told the US government it is willing to submit to greater oversight of its data-collection practices - from the launching of new services to the decisions of its top executives - to end a wide-ranging federal probe into a series of privacy abuses that came to light past year.

Late Wednesday, the New York Times and Politico reported that the FTC could require the social network to hire new executives to supervise privacy efforts.

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Facebook announced last week that it has set aside $3 billion to cover settlements with USA regulators. The FTC has been looking into if Facebook broke its 2011 agreement promising to protect consumer privacy. But questions do remain after a year of various controversies and breaches - and with Facebook holding personal insights on some 2.38 billion people, as we've seen, its potential influence can be massive.

Facebook and the FTC each declined to comment for this story.

In case the application to Federal Court is powerful, it could lead to modest penalties and an arrangement for Facebook to revamp its own privacy practices, Therrien stated.

Sarah Miller, co-chair of Freedom From Facebook, a Washington-based group that wants to see the company broken up, said that if the FTC puts forward a weak settlement she'd like to see Congress cut back the agency's funding in favor of state attorneys general, which are also conducting probes of Facebook's handling of user data. That consent decree prohibits Facebook from misrepresenting its privacy practices, and from misrepresenting the extent to which it makes users' information available to third parties. But the scope of the FTC's probe quickly expanded, following a slew of additional revelations previous year about the company's data-sharing relationships with other app developers, device makers and popular websites.

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