The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to sign off personally on the company’s compliance with privacy protection requirements for Facebook users. The step comes because it is clear that Facebook violated the provisions of a 2011 FTC order in which Facebook promised to protect users’ privacy and disclose how it was using their data.
Zuckerberg would pay substantial penalties if he certified compliance on the privacy requirements and that certification was false. Personal liability was a big step for the FTC. However, past history demonstrates that Zuckerberg does not quake in his boots (Birkenstocks) over FTC stuff.