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Facebook threatens billions in fines after a data breach

The passing of millions of user data to the company Cambridge Analytica could end up for Facebook expensive. According to one report, the group is negotiating with US authorities over a billion-dollar fine.

The US group Facebook threatens due to data breaches in the US seems to be a fine in the billions. Currently, the social network is negotiating with the US consumer protection authority, the FTC about the possible payment, reported the Washington Post. Accordingly, Facebook has confirmed the ongoing talks. On a accurate sum of both sides had not agreed to but yet, reported the newspaper, citing insiders.

With the record fine for a technology company could be sparked by the dispute over the transfer of data from 87 million Facebook users in the meanwhile, applied to British consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica. The authority, the FTC concentrates according to the newspaper report on this case, whose goal was to influence the vote of the affected users in the US elections in 2016, in the sense of customers.

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