Every, at least, more or less large company of any kind has its in-house lawyers not only help the companies to act carefully and safely from the point of view of laws. Nevertheless, even though almost no company is complete without a variety of problems due to intentional or inadvertent violations of what whatsoever. And Yes, such a popular social network like Twitter is no exception.
The fact that she literally said yesterday that the Federal trade Commission may soon fine her a pretty decent sum of 250 million dollars. But what is the reason for this, is really nasty fine? It’s very simple – the Federal trade Commission accuses Twitter to improper use of the phone numbers of its users and their email addresses. The other part of the fine is that the above actions, the Twitter management has violated the agreement 2011 between the company and the Federal trade Commission about policies and actions that are deceptive, misleading and on the protection of their personal information.
However, as we now know, the social network still broke the agreement, using the period from 2013 to 2019 phone numbers and e-mail addresses the user not only “for security purposes”, but also to target the most relevant targeted advertising. And by the way, interesting and funny the fact that even though Twitter has resorted to this practice for about 6 years, the company now claims that she did it “accidentally” and that it’s just “error”. In turn, the Federal trade Commission apparently does not believe in it and believes that Twitter intentionally all this time I was introduced misleading consumers without telling them that their personal data may be used for the selection of targeted advertising.
In any case, Twitter is now well aware of their situation, but still hoped for a favorable outcome, in this connection writes: “asked by the Commission question still remains unsettled, and there can be no guarantees about kaki-or at least more or less exact terms or conditions of any final result.” Of course, Twitter can go to some the trick and get away with it, but practice shows that the accusations of the Federal trade Commission almost nobody can dispute.
According to the materials: fainaidea.com