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Facebook fights FTC’s new privacy themes in revised antitrust case

October 7, 2021

Via: Digiday

The Federal Trade Commission is testing the waters on a new approach to reining in monopoly power as it relates to privacy, and its revised antitrust case against Facebook is Exhibit A. Facebook says the agency’s argument is baseless.

The FTC, which is tasked both with protecting consumers from monopoly harms as well as safeguarding them from infringements on their privacy, recently has signaled a shift toward combining those two missions by addressing questions on competition — particularly in the tech industry — through a lens that also recognizes data use and its privacy implications.

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