Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Facebook, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Facebook
Penalty: 
$2,450,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
March 18, 2019
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

Facebook agreed to pay $1.95 million to the plaintiffs an provide $500,000 in credits for educational advertising as part of a settlement of allegations that its platform facilitated unlawful housing discrimination. In this and several related cases, Facebook also agreed to sweeping changes in its practices. See details at https://www.aclu.org/other/summary-settlements-between-civil-rights-advo...

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:18-cv-2689
Case Name: 
National Fair Housing Alliance et al v. Facebook, Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
internet services
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Parent company note: 
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