US hits Twitter with US$150 million fine over privacy breach


Twitter will implement new measures, including having its privacy programme regular evaluated by an independent assessor, to settle allegations it gave advertisers user information that was supposed to be employed to strengthen account security. – EPA pic, May 26, 2022.

TWITTER agreed to pay US$150 (RM660) million to settle allegations the platform gave advertisers user information that was supposed to be employed to strengthen account security, US authorities said yesterday.

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice accused Twitter of taking phone numbers or email addresses provided to tighten privacy and then letting advertisers use the details to make money.


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