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The U.S. FTC is the Cambridge Analytica tricked Facebook users

The type of political consulting in Cambridge, Analytica, it can be seen in the city of London, united Kingdom, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Friday said they had found it in the now-defunct British political consulting firm in Cambridge Analytica misled consumers about collection of Facebook Inc. the data for the voter profiling and targeting.

The Federal Trade Commission was also of the opinion that the Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices with regard to the participation of the EU-US Privacy-Shield framework, an agreement on cross-border transfers of personal information.

The agency’s order prohibits the Cambridge Analytica, a misrepresentation of the extent to which it protects the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. It also stops the firm from participating in the EU-US Privacy, the protection scope and other similar regulatory bodies.

The impact of the agency’s order, it is not clear if he is no longer in business.

The order comes after Facebook agreed in July to pay a record $5 billion fine to the FTC in order to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.

As an agency of the government will continue to pursue a separate antitrust investigation of the company.

The FTC’s probe into Facebook, and Cambridge, Analytica has been caused by the allegations that Facebook violated a 2012 consent decree due to inappropriate sharing of information, which include 87 million users in Cambridge Analytica.

It is the opinion of the residents included the President of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The FTC voted 5-0 to issue the final order at Cambridge Analytica.

Reporting by Nandita Bose and Susan Heavey in Washington, Editing by Paul Franklin and Matthew Lewis)

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