FTC Opens Inquiry Into Facebook Policy Changes
For its part, Facebook says it informed the FTC about the proposed policy changes before they posted it on the site. The FTC, however, says they were not consulted.
There has been increasing pressure placed on the FTC to investigate Facebook’s policies, first from six consumer rights organizations last week and now high-ranking U.S. legislators. Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts sent a letter to the FTC last Wednesday asking them to step in and stop the site’s rules from being implemented.
Facebook announced earlier this week that it was delaying the implementation of its new policy language by a few days, though with the government getting involved, it’s unclear if the policies will ever take effect at all.