Twitter fined $150m in US for selling users' data

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13.6.2022 | Twitter fined $150m in US for selling users' data

Twitter in the US must pay a $150m (£119m) fine after law enforcement officials accused it of illegally using users' data to help sell targeted ads.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice say Twitter violated an agreement it had with regulators, court documents showed. Twitter had vowed to not give personal information like phone numbers and email addresses to advertisers.

Twitter was fined £400,000 in December 2020 for breaking Europe's GDPR data privacy rules.


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