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James Williams 2016-10-05
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UK telecoms firm TalkTalk has been fined a record £400,000 for poor data security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers.

The cyber attack on its website took place in October last year.

The Information Commissioner, which imposed the fine, said the firm's security was so poor that the attack succeeded "with ease".

In nearly 16,000 cases, the attacker was able to steal bank account details.

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said: "TalkTalk's failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures allowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk's systems with ease."

"Yes hacking is wrong, but that is not an excuse for companies to abdicate their security obligations.

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James Williams 2017-06-16
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BRUSSELS—The European Union’s antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.

The penalty against Google is expected to top the EU’s previous record fine levied on a...

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Julian Dunkelberger 2016-10-05
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The fine is the biggest ever levied by the Information Commissioner

The UK s data watchdog has fined TalkTalk a record £400,000 over last year s cyber attack on the company in which the personal details of thousands of customers were exposed.

The attack last October breached the accounts of 157,000 customers to steal data that included credit cards, bank account numbers, names and phone numbers.

On Wednesday, the Information Commissioner s Office said TalkTalk had failed when it came to the basic principles of cyber security , and found it to be in breach of the Data Protection Act.

The fine is the biggest the ICO has ever laid down, moving close to the maximum £500,000 penalty it can order, and comes just months after the new Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham took the post.

TalkTalk s failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures allowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk s systems with ease, she said.

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James Kiley 2017-07-05
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The European Commission concluded its investigation into Google’s search practices a few days ago, handing the California-based company a record fine of €2.4 billion, which was more than twice as large as the fine given to Intel in a previous case.

But Google’s antitrust problems in the region are far from over, as EU is conducting two additional probes, one focusing on Android, and one on the AdSense business.

The EU might soon reveal a verdict in the Android case, and Google faces a second record fine.

EU antitrust regulators are seeking a second opinion in the case from a panel of experts, Reuters explains.

The experts are part of a so-called devil’s advocate review panel, meant to look at the Commission’s conclusions in the case in order to ensure that they are robust.

The regulator is reportedly thinking about tacking on another record fine.

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Rex Canale 2017-06-26
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Google will be hit with a record fine for abusing its monopoly over internet search on Tuesday, seven years after the EU began investigating the technology giant.

The commission will impose the record fine for breaking EU competition law, saying Google used its dominant search engine to unfairly promote the Google Shopping service at the expense of smaller price-comparison websites.

The penalty will eclipse the previous €1.1bn (£1bn) record fine Intel was forced to pay in 2009 and the EU may also demand that Google make changes to its search results so that it is not seen to favour its own service.

Margrethe Vestager, the European Competition Commissioner, is believed to be preparing an announcement for Tuesday, although this could be pushed back to Wednesday.

The decision will be a milestone moment in Google’s lengthy battle with the EU, as well as a critical point in relations between the US and Brussels, with European regulators becoming increasingly concerned about the power of Silicon Valley’s internet companies.

Google is also fighting two other competition cases with the commission that could see it hit with heavy fines.

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Mark Alexander 2019-07-29
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In a meeting with Facebook employees last week about the company’s record $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said forthcoming changes to its privacy practices were in line with his belief that companies should protect users’ data.

“I’ve said a number of times in the past that I believe that companies should be held accountable on privacy,” Zuckerberg said, a reference to comments he made earlier this year.

“And this is what accountability looks like.”

Zuckerberg wasn’t the only Facebook executive to share a similar sentiment—Colin Stretch, vp and general counsel, said in a statement the agreement would “require a fundamental shift” in Facebook’s approach to privacy, but that he was hopeful the settlement would “be a model for the industry” from an accountability standpoint.

The FTC settlement, which stemmed from what Facebook told users about their privacy controls and how it addressed lapses, requires the social network to establish a panel within its board of directors to monitor its privacy practices.

Three compliance officials, along with Zuckerberg himself, will be required to certify that the company is protecting users’ data every quarter, or face civil and even criminal penalties.

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Jose Wenger 2017-07-06
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EU ponders a second record fine against Google, but this time over Android OS

EU antitrust regulators are said to considering a second record fine against Google, but this time over its Android operating system.

Google has been facing antitrust charges in Europe over Android, ever since rivals including FairSearch, Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed their initial complaints back in 2013.

It should be remembered that Google has already been slapped with a record-breaking fine of 2.4 billion euros (£2.1bn) last month by the European Commission for abusing its monopoly on Internet searches within the European Union.

Last October EU antitrust regulators ordered Google to stop paying Android handset makers to install Google search and software on their devices, and warned the search giant of a potentially large fine

That came after the EC formally issued an antitrust complaint in April 2016, against what it perceived to be Google’s abuse of the dominance of the Android mobile operating system.

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Calvin Zohn 2017-01-21
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Apple is accusing Qualcomm of violating competition laws, extortion, prisfixering, and to have withheld payments on nine billion.

Qualcomm has been in substantial question.

a few days ago sued the us federal trade FTC the company, for the use of their monopoly status in communication technology to fix the prices and put the market forces out of play.

During Friday when Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, in which the company lined up several allegations, reports Appleinsider.

According to Apple's Qualcomm withheld payments of about nine billion as revenge for that Apple cooperated with the south Korean competition authority, KFTC, in a survey in december led to a record fine of almost eight billion.

Qualcomm shall, in addition, have tried their hand at blackmail by asking Apple to provide false information to the KFTC.

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Peter Garvey 2016-05-23
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Santa Cruz Biotechnology had been facing a variety of animal welfare charges related to lapses in the care of the research animals it kept.

Santa Cruz Biotechnology creates antibodies to specific proteins, which researchers then purchase in order to isolate and identify those proteins.

After some initial inspections suggested that Santa Cruz was keeping some animals alive after the point that they should be euthanized due to things like tumors, further searches revealed that the company was being generally shifty about its animal records keeping.

"By losing its research registration this month, SCBT will not be able to extract blood from animals covered under the Animal Welfare Act," an Animal Welfare Institute spokesman told Ars.

The company can still use other sources of antibodies, such as mice, rats, and chickens.

But goats and rabbits can often produce far more material over the course of their lives than other species, and their antibodies are useful in some contexts where those from mice are not.

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Kenneth Mulcahy 2017-06-27
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Technology giant Google is expected to receive a record fine from the European union competition law infringement, told the news agency Bloomberg.

according to Sources, Google will already on Tuesday during the penalty therefore, that it is advertise your own shopping search services to their smaller competitors at the expense.

Google is expected to get even more than 1.2 billion usd fine, and the EU has accelerated the decision-making pace of things in the last few days.

Previously, the EU authorities aimed for July, but now the matter has been taken forward as early as this week.

according to Bloomberg, several Google representatives is still early on Monday after being told the EU schedule.

Although the EU does not need to tell the schedule in more detail for businesses, it is often done it yet.

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James Woodson 2017-09-28
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It was at the end of June the EUROPEAN commission gave Google a record fine of sek 23 billion for premierat Google Shopping and thus competing out other comparison shopping services.

A decision which Google has appealed the decision.

Google Shopping has previously received its own product gallery at the top of the search results before, for example, the Swedish Prisjakt or Pricerunner.

At the same time, the EUROPEAN commission Google 90 days to stop with the "its construction".

A deadline that expired at midnight between Wednesday and Thursday.

"We are implementing a solution to comply with the EUROPEAN commission's decision.

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Roy Shannon 2019-06-04
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In march, ordered the EUROPEAN commission to fine Google at € 1.49 billion, the equivalent of sek 15.5 billion, for breach of the union rules on competition.

the fine appealed against the ruling by the information technology giant, reports The Telegraph.

Google had been accused of then, in 2016, have not stopped third-party sites that display, and see ads from Google's competitors.

Last year, Google will pay a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, the use of the Android operating system, in order to block competitors.

for more information, see the EUROPEAN union-the peak for the Di-the Digital Divide Facebook ”option.”

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Joshua Herbert 2018-07-18
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”They have manipulated and monopolized the market”, says it-professor Mark Skilton.

Google has breached EU competition laws when they forced the Android manufacturers and mobile operators to use their apps, which cemented their position as the largest search service on the internet.

On Wednesday shared the EU-commission issued a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, equivalent to 44 billion, as a punishment.

”Google has done that other search engines are not able to compete based on merit”, says Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner.

If Google does not comply with our rules, Google can penalized with fines of 5% of the entire Alphatbets circulation – daily”, says Margrethe Vestager.

A living ecosystem, rapid innovation, and lower prices are classic signs of robust competition,” he writes.

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James Desmond 2017-07-07

Sanctions threats, if the European commission considers the company guilty of dominant market position, abuse of the company's Android practices.

Google may be threatened yet 2.7 billion dollar fines the biggest penalty, if the European commission considers the search I left guilty of dominant market position, abuse of the company's Android practices.

the European commission has set up an inquiry commission, whose purpose is to find out whether Google restricted competition by hindering the phone manufacturers access to the Google Play store, if these are not the same wrap their devices with google's own search services and Chrome apps, The Verge writes.

in Addition, Google is suspected that the company would have prevented hardware manufacturers from offering their own Android-muunnelmiaan.

Reuters, Google may be threatened the new record fine, if the commission ended up in the same line for equipment manufacturers.

a bigger concern to Google, however, if the company was forced to radically change Android and remove the default offered their own applications and services, The Verge notes.

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William Hill 2019-07-15
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the EUROPEAN union is getting ready to open a formal investigation in a few days, according to data provided to Bloomberg News.

Vestager, has indicated for several months that she would like to extend a preliminary investigation into how Amazon could possibly use a product sales, in order to suppress the retailers in their marketing platform.

Vestager has already given Google a record fine and ordered it to Apple to repay billions of euros in taxes.

Both Amazon, and the EUROPEAN commission declined to comment on the plans for an investigation.

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Danny Duck 2019-01-18
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Facebook could be slapped with a record-setting fine for allegedly violating a legal agreement it had with the US government to keep its users' data private, according to a Friday report by The Washington Post.

Officials from the Federal Trade Commission, a privacy and security watchdog, have discussed imposing a record fine against Facebook, but the decision hasn't been finalized, according to the Post, which cited three people familiar with the matter.

The FTC started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, accessed data from up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

The FTC's investigation is still ongoing, but the penalty against Facebook is expected to be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the FTC imposed on Google in 2012, according to the Post.

Facebook has already faced hefty fines in other countries, including Italy, over allegations of data misuse.

If the social media company gets fined by the FTC, it would be the first punishment against Facebook in the US.

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James Williams 2016-10-05
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UK telecoms firm TalkTalk has been fined a record £400,000 for poor data security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers.

The cyber attack on its website took place in October last year.

The Information Commissioner, which imposed the fine, said the firm's security was so poor that the attack succeeded "with ease".

In nearly 16,000 cases, the attacker was able to steal bank account details.

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said: "TalkTalk's failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures allowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk's systems with ease."

"Yes hacking is wrong, but that is not an excuse for companies to abdicate their security obligations.

Julian Dunkelberger 2016-10-05
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The fine is the biggest ever levied by the Information Commissioner

The UK s data watchdog has fined TalkTalk a record £400,000 over last year s cyber attack on the company in which the personal details of thousands of customers were exposed.

The attack last October breached the accounts of 157,000 customers to steal data that included credit cards, bank account numbers, names and phone numbers.

On Wednesday, the Information Commissioner s Office said TalkTalk had failed when it came to the basic principles of cyber security , and found it to be in breach of the Data Protection Act.

The fine is the biggest the ICO has ever laid down, moving close to the maximum £500,000 penalty it can order, and comes just months after the new Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham took the post.

TalkTalk s failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures allowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk s systems with ease, she said.

Rex Canale 2017-06-26
img

Google will be hit with a record fine for abusing its monopoly over internet search on Tuesday, seven years after the EU began investigating the technology giant.

The commission will impose the record fine for breaking EU competition law, saying Google used its dominant search engine to unfairly promote the Google Shopping service at the expense of smaller price-comparison websites.

The penalty will eclipse the previous €1.1bn (£1bn) record fine Intel was forced to pay in 2009 and the EU may also demand that Google make changes to its search results so that it is not seen to favour its own service.

Margrethe Vestager, the European Competition Commissioner, is believed to be preparing an announcement for Tuesday, although this could be pushed back to Wednesday.

The decision will be a milestone moment in Google’s lengthy battle with the EU, as well as a critical point in relations between the US and Brussels, with European regulators becoming increasingly concerned about the power of Silicon Valley’s internet companies.

Google is also fighting two other competition cases with the commission that could see it hit with heavy fines.

Jose Wenger 2017-07-06
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EU ponders a second record fine against Google, but this time over Android OS

EU antitrust regulators are said to considering a second record fine against Google, but this time over its Android operating system.

Google has been facing antitrust charges in Europe over Android, ever since rivals including FairSearch, Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle filed their initial complaints back in 2013.

It should be remembered that Google has already been slapped with a record-breaking fine of 2.4 billion euros (£2.1bn) last month by the European Commission for abusing its monopoly on Internet searches within the European Union.

Last October EU antitrust regulators ordered Google to stop paying Android handset makers to install Google search and software on their devices, and warned the search giant of a potentially large fine

That came after the EC formally issued an antitrust complaint in April 2016, against what it perceived to be Google’s abuse of the dominance of the Android mobile operating system.

Peter Garvey 2016-05-23
img

Santa Cruz Biotechnology had been facing a variety of animal welfare charges related to lapses in the care of the research animals it kept.

Santa Cruz Biotechnology creates antibodies to specific proteins, which researchers then purchase in order to isolate and identify those proteins.

After some initial inspections suggested that Santa Cruz was keeping some animals alive after the point that they should be euthanized due to things like tumors, further searches revealed that the company was being generally shifty about its animal records keeping.

"By losing its research registration this month, SCBT will not be able to extract blood from animals covered under the Animal Welfare Act," an Animal Welfare Institute spokesman told Ars.

The company can still use other sources of antibodies, such as mice, rats, and chickens.

But goats and rabbits can often produce far more material over the course of their lives than other species, and their antibodies are useful in some contexts where those from mice are not.

James Woodson 2017-09-28
img

It was at the end of June the EUROPEAN commission gave Google a record fine of sek 23 billion for premierat Google Shopping and thus competing out other comparison shopping services.

A decision which Google has appealed the decision.

Google Shopping has previously received its own product gallery at the top of the search results before, for example, the Swedish Prisjakt or Pricerunner.

At the same time, the EUROPEAN commission Google 90 days to stop with the "its construction".

A deadline that expired at midnight between Wednesday and Thursday.

"We are implementing a solution to comply with the EUROPEAN commission's decision.

Joshua Herbert 2018-07-18
img

”They have manipulated and monopolized the market”, says it-professor Mark Skilton.

Google has breached EU competition laws when they forced the Android manufacturers and mobile operators to use their apps, which cemented their position as the largest search service on the internet.

On Wednesday shared the EU-commission issued a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, equivalent to 44 billion, as a punishment.

”Google has done that other search engines are not able to compete based on merit”, says Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner.

If Google does not comply with our rules, Google can penalized with fines of 5% of the entire Alphatbets circulation – daily”, says Margrethe Vestager.

A living ecosystem, rapid innovation, and lower prices are classic signs of robust competition,” he writes.

William Hill 2019-07-15
img

the EUROPEAN union is getting ready to open a formal investigation in a few days, according to data provided to Bloomberg News.

Vestager, has indicated for several months that she would like to extend a preliminary investigation into how Amazon could possibly use a product sales, in order to suppress the retailers in their marketing platform.

Vestager has already given Google a record fine and ordered it to Apple to repay billions of euros in taxes.

Both Amazon, and the EUROPEAN commission declined to comment on the plans for an investigation.

James Williams 2017-06-16
img

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.

The penalty against Google is expected to top the EU’s previous record fine levied on a...

James Kiley 2017-07-05
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The European Commission concluded its investigation into Google’s search practices a few days ago, handing the California-based company a record fine of €2.4 billion, which was more than twice as large as the fine given to Intel in a previous case.

But Google’s antitrust problems in the region are far from over, as EU is conducting two additional probes, one focusing on Android, and one on the AdSense business.

The EU might soon reveal a verdict in the Android case, and Google faces a second record fine.

EU antitrust regulators are seeking a second opinion in the case from a panel of experts, Reuters explains.

The experts are part of a so-called devil’s advocate review panel, meant to look at the Commission’s conclusions in the case in order to ensure that they are robust.

The regulator is reportedly thinking about tacking on another record fine.

Mark Alexander 2019-07-29
img

In a meeting with Facebook employees last week about the company’s record $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said forthcoming changes to its privacy practices were in line with his belief that companies should protect users’ data.

“I’ve said a number of times in the past that I believe that companies should be held accountable on privacy,” Zuckerberg said, a reference to comments he made earlier this year.

“And this is what accountability looks like.”

Zuckerberg wasn’t the only Facebook executive to share a similar sentiment—Colin Stretch, vp and general counsel, said in a statement the agreement would “require a fundamental shift” in Facebook’s approach to privacy, but that he was hopeful the settlement would “be a model for the industry” from an accountability standpoint.

The FTC settlement, which stemmed from what Facebook told users about their privacy controls and how it addressed lapses, requires the social network to establish a panel within its board of directors to monitor its privacy practices.

Three compliance officials, along with Zuckerberg himself, will be required to certify that the company is protecting users’ data every quarter, or face civil and even criminal penalties.

Calvin Zohn 2017-01-21
img

Apple is accusing Qualcomm of violating competition laws, extortion, prisfixering, and to have withheld payments on nine billion.

Qualcomm has been in substantial question.

a few days ago sued the us federal trade FTC the company, for the use of their monopoly status in communication technology to fix the prices and put the market forces out of play.

During Friday when Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, in which the company lined up several allegations, reports Appleinsider.

According to Apple's Qualcomm withheld payments of about nine billion as revenge for that Apple cooperated with the south Korean competition authority, KFTC, in a survey in december led to a record fine of almost eight billion.

Qualcomm shall, in addition, have tried their hand at blackmail by asking Apple to provide false information to the KFTC.

Kenneth Mulcahy 2017-06-27
img

Technology giant Google is expected to receive a record fine from the European union competition law infringement, told the news agency Bloomberg.

according to Sources, Google will already on Tuesday during the penalty therefore, that it is advertise your own shopping search services to their smaller competitors at the expense.

Google is expected to get even more than 1.2 billion usd fine, and the EU has accelerated the decision-making pace of things in the last few days.

Previously, the EU authorities aimed for July, but now the matter has been taken forward as early as this week.

according to Bloomberg, several Google representatives is still early on Monday after being told the EU schedule.

Although the EU does not need to tell the schedule in more detail for businesses, it is often done it yet.

Roy Shannon 2019-06-04
img

In march, ordered the EUROPEAN commission to fine Google at € 1.49 billion, the equivalent of sek 15.5 billion, for breach of the union rules on competition.

the fine appealed against the ruling by the information technology giant, reports The Telegraph.

Google had been accused of then, in 2016, have not stopped third-party sites that display, and see ads from Google's competitors.

Last year, Google will pay a record fine of 4,34 billion euro, the use of the Android operating system, in order to block competitors.

for more information, see the EUROPEAN union-the peak for the Di-the Digital Divide Facebook ”option.”

James Desmond 2017-07-07

Sanctions threats, if the European commission considers the company guilty of dominant market position, abuse of the company's Android practices.

Google may be threatened yet 2.7 billion dollar fines the biggest penalty, if the European commission considers the search I left guilty of dominant market position, abuse of the company's Android practices.

the European commission has set up an inquiry commission, whose purpose is to find out whether Google restricted competition by hindering the phone manufacturers access to the Google Play store, if these are not the same wrap their devices with google's own search services and Chrome apps, The Verge writes.

in Addition, Google is suspected that the company would have prevented hardware manufacturers from offering their own Android-muunnelmiaan.

Reuters, Google may be threatened the new record fine, if the commission ended up in the same line for equipment manufacturers.

a bigger concern to Google, however, if the company was forced to radically change Android and remove the default offered their own applications and services, The Verge notes.

Danny Duck 2019-01-18
img

Facebook could be slapped with a record-setting fine for allegedly violating a legal agreement it had with the US government to keep its users' data private, according to a Friday report by The Washington Post.

Officials from the Federal Trade Commission, a privacy and security watchdog, have discussed imposing a record fine against Facebook, but the decision hasn't been finalized, according to the Post, which cited three people familiar with the matter.

The FTC started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, accessed data from up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

The FTC's investigation is still ongoing, but the penalty against Facebook is expected to be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the FTC imposed on Google in 2012, according to the Post.

Facebook has already faced hefty fines in other countries, including Italy, over allegations of data misuse.

If the social media company gets fined by the FTC, it would be the first punishment against Facebook in the US.