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This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly voted to approve a $5 billion settlement with Facebook. The fine follows a probe into Facebook’s data practices, and whether the company violated the terms of a 2012 agreement. “This record-breaking fine highlights the importance of data stewardship in the digital age. The FTC has put all companies on notice that they must safeguard personal information,” said Nuala O’Connor, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) President & CEO.

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The Supreme Court ruled that an antitrust case against Apple can move forward, rejecting Apple’s argument that consumers were not the right plaintiffs to pursue the case. The case, Apple v. Pepper, challenges Apple’s alleged practice of requiring developers to pay a 30% fixed commission on all app purchases made through the Apple app store.

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