The Electronic Privacy Information Center is attempting to block automatic approval of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion settlement with Facebook, The New York Times reports. EPIC filed a complaint to a Washington court, saying the settlement "wipes Facebook’s slate clean without Facebook even having to admit guilt for its privacy violations." EPIC has requested a hearing that would consider consumer complaints along with reviewing the deal's parameters. Granting a hearing would potentially force the FTC to revise the settlement after hearing consumer complaints. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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