Facebook is facing the wrath of the regulators in relation to it’s breaching of the privacy of internet users. As civil society, we need to be aware of the internet rights to privacy and security. The Five Billion Dollar fine forces Facebook executives to deeply consider the decisions they make and examine them if they are subject to meaningful oversight.
This is a call for accountability in decision-making regarding privacy. “Despite repeated promises to its billions of users worldwide that they could control how their personal information is shared, Facebook undermined consumers’ choices,” says FTC chairman Joe Simons.
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