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Company: Twitter Inc.
Current Parent CompanyTwitter Inc.
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Penalty: $150,000,000
Year: 2022
Date: May 25, 2022
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: privacy violation
Violation Description: The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission, announced a settlement that will require Twitter Inc. to pay $150 million in civil penalties and implement robust compliance measures to protect users' data privacy. The settlement will resolve allegations that Twitter violated the FTC Act and an administrative order issued by the FTC in March 2011 by misrepresenting how it would make use of users' nonpublic contact information.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: information technology
Specific Industry of Current Parent: internet services
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