Meta Platforms Inc. sued the US Federal Trade Commission claiming its in-house trials violate the Constitution and asked a court to immediately halt the agency’s bid to change a 2020 privacy settlement.
The social networking giant filed the suit in Washington federal court seeking a halt to FTC proceedings related to Meta’s 2020 privacy pact. It was the second attempt by the parent company of Facebook and Instagram to block the proceeding in court.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that the FTC could move forward with a proceeding to revise the 2020 privacy settlement and that the federal court didn’t have jurisdiction over that agreement. Under that deal, Meta agreed to pay a $5 billion fine—the biggest levied for a privacy violation—and make changes to its internal privacy checks.