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FTC kicks feet through ash pile that once was Cambridge Analytica with belated verdict - 2019-12-07

F28.png FTC kicks feet through ash pile that once was Cambridge Analytica with belated verdict December 7, 2019, Shaun Nichols, The Register

The US Federal Trade Commission has issued what looks to be a largely symbolic ruling against the remnants of data-harvesting marketers Cambridge Analytica.

In a unanimous 5-0 ruling (PDF) issued on Friday, the trade body declared that the defunct British marketing intelligence operation ran afoul of laws against deceptive business practices and was in violation of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

The findings stem from the FTC's July complaint filing against Cambridge Analytica, alleging that the political marketing company lied to Facebook users when it pitched its GSRApp as a "personality test" that would not collect or sell identifiable information.

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