consent decree


Definition of consent decree

: a judicial decree that sanctions a voluntary agreement between parties in dispute

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The company entered into a consent decree with the agency in 2011, and is subject to a fine if it is proven to have deceived users as to how their data and privacy is handled on the platform. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "The FTC’s top consumer protection official can’t go after Facebook — or 100 other companies," 6 Dec. 2018 Any such effort would have to comply with a federal consent decree that requires the government to release children from family detention facilities within 20 days. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "Trump officials: Nearly half of young migrants ineligible to reunite with parents," 12 July 2018 The monitor is evaluating the department’s compliance with a federal consent decree that was reached between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice in 2017. Jessica Anderson,, "Board reviewing Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter's death plans to issue findings next month," 28 June 2018 Those deals may run afoul of a 2011 consent decree issued by the Federal Trade Commission that said Facebook would not be allowed to circumvent users' privacy settings without getting explicit approval, according to the report. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Facebook Privacy Issues Arise Again Following New Data-Sharing Report," 4 June 2018 The broad access Facebook provided to device-makers raises questions about its compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the FTC. Anchorage Daily News, "Facebook gave device makers deep access to data on users and friends," 4 June 2018 But the partnerships, whose scope has not previously been reported, raise concerns about the company’s privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission., "Facebook’s special deals with device makers scrutinized," 4 June 2018 But the partnerships raise concerns about the company’s privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the FTC. Michael Laforgia, The Seattle Times, "Facebook let phone makers get data trove on users and friends," 3 June 2018 The Federal Trade Commission is probing whether Facebook violated terms of a 2011 consent decree of its handing of user data that was transferred to Cambridge Analytica without their knowledge, according to a person familiar with the matter. David Mclaughlin,, "FTC said to be probing Facebook for use of personal data," 20 Mar. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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