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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 23, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., signed off on a record $5 billion fine imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Facebook for allegedly violating federal law and a previous order with its privacy practices.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at jathomsen@alm.com and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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