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May 9, 2019

Can fines rein in Big Tech? Privacy regulators spur a debate

  • Huge companies may view big fines as just a cost of doing business.
  • By MARCY GORDON
    AP Business Writer

    WASHINGTON — As they negotiate a record fine against Facebook, federal privacy regulators sparked a debate in Congress Wednesday over how effective such penalties can be in preventing future abuses by big companies.

    Members of a House consumer protection subcommittee also gave a sympathetic hearing to the Federal Trade Commission's request for greater powers and funding to police privacy.


     
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