MediaPost reports privacy advocacy groups have filed briefs to the U.S. District Court in Washington asking for it to strike down the proposed $5 billion settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The groups argue that the settlement favors Facebook and eliminates the possibility of the social network being prosecuted for privacy violations. "The settlement releases Facebook from liability for past violations that are not addressed or even identified in the complaint, and the settlement does not impose meaningful changes to Facebook’s business practices," the Electronic Privacy Information Center wrote. Public Citizen, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Common Sense Media and U.S. Public Interest Research Group also wrote to the court.
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