US Federal Trade Commission complaint Facebook leaks member health sensitive data

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    On February 19th, according to foreign media reports, a complaint filed by the US Federal Trade Commission alleged that Facebook failed to protect sensitive health data of users in its group.

    It is reported that the complaint was submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission last month and was released publicly today. The grievance indicates that Facebook improperly disclosed information about closed group user members. This issue caused public concern for the first time in July this year. At that time, a member of the genetic mutation female organization named BRCA found that sensitive information such as the name and email address of the group members could be downloaded in batches, either manually or manually. Download via Chrome extension.

    Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment from reporters. According to reports, the company has negotiated a US$1 billion fine with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on privacy issues.

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