The federal agency came to terms with Facebook in 2011 over the company’s privacy policies. But now the company is making a couple of changes to its rules — namely, the section that deals with Facebook’s stipulated use of customer photographs and personal information for advertising purposes.
Facebook has already been sued over that issue once and just settled a legal dispute with users who said the company never obtained their permission to take their page data for marketing reasons. Now social media consumers are saying the company is basically encroaching on their personal data once again and have pressured the FTC to step in, The New York Times reported.
Privacy rights groups, however, dispute that characterization and say Facebook is really expanding its reach to control and use customers’ data.