Ranking Member Cantwell Statement on Facebook’s FTC Settlement

July 24, 2019

Today U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) settlement with Facebook.

“This decision underscores the need for strong privacy legislation. When companies betray the public trust, there must be immediate and significant consequences. We need a strong data privacy bill to ensure that the Commission has the tools it needs to protect privacy—including the authority to levy fines on the first offense.”