By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-25-22

Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million civil penalty to settle allegations it violated the law and a 2011 Federal Trade Commission administrative order by “misrepresenting” how it was using Twitter users’ nonpublic data, which included targeting ads to those users.

The FTC and Justice Dept. filed the complaint and settlement May 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In addition to the money, Twitter agreed to a robust compliance regime to make sure it took the requisite steps to protect user data, according to Justice.  » Read More