Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol FB)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
information technology
Specific Industry: 
internet services
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$5,672,450,0004
financial offenses$100,000,0001
employment-related offenses$1,650,0001
miscellaneous offenses$238,0001
safety-related offenses$5,6001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
privacy violation$5,670,000,0003
investor protection violation$100,000,0001
discriminatory practices (non-employment)$2,450,0001
wage and hour violation$1,650,0001
campaign finance violation$238,0001

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.


Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Facebook, Inc. privacy violation 2019 FTC $5,000,000,000
Facebook privacy violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $650,000,000
Facebook Inc. investor protection violation 2019 SEC $100,000,000
Facebook, Inc. privacy violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $20,000,000
Facebook, Inc. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2019 private lawsuit-federal $2,450,000
Facebook, Inc. wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $1,650,000
Facebook campaign finance violation 2018 WA-AG $238,000
FACEBOOK, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,600
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