New Delhi: Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been accused of breaching the privacy of its users. Due to which Twitter has been fined $ 150 million. Along with imposing a fine on Twitter, the company has also been given strict instructions to prepare standards to protect the data of its users.
The US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Twitter. Regulators allege that Twitter violated a 2011 FTC order by deceiving users. pursuant to this order that it protects the confidentiality of their non-public contact information.
The government alleged that from May 2013 to September 2019, Twitter told users that it was collecting their phone numbers and email addresses for the purpose of protecting accounts. But the company shared users’ data and their personal details with other companies. Using this data, companies started sending online advertisements to the users.
Regulators also alleged in a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday that Twitter falsely claimed it complied with American confidentiality agreements with the European Union and Switzerland. . After the settlement of this suit, Twitter was fined $ 150 million.