What Facebook’s Five Billion Dollar Settlement Reveals about America’s Personal Data Protections

The FTC is about to fine Facebook an estimated five billion dollars for violating a 2011 settlement. This settlement was designed to protect consumer’s ability to designate what data to protect by altering their settings. Quickly in researching this topic you find giant holes in US data protection laws, laws that senator’s Amy Klobuchar and John (not F) Kennedy are trying to solve with their Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act of 2019. Here’s what’s happening and the current state of US privacy laws.