A 2017 data audit said Facebook's practices were A

The audit covered the period from February 12th, 2015 to February 11th, 2017.

The European Parliament has invited Mark Zuckerberg about the situation with the leak of personal data of users, but the Facebook founder didn't accept the invitation.

As Wired noted, this raises a lot of questions about the thoroughness of the audits and whether Facebook's agreement with the FTC in 2011 is even effective.

Earlier this week, Facebook said in a statement that it was "committed to improving the way we protect people's information, and to providing a safe and secure experience for the more than 115 million Indonesians on Facebook".

Chester said the audit shows that the "FTC can not be relied on to really protect consumers".

The audit, which was done by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, was made under the terms of a settlement Facebook made with the FTC in 2011. Any violations of that pact could cost the company a ton of money.

If found violating the 2011 FTC consent decree, a fine of $41,484 were to be incurred per user per day on Facebook. To put that in context, Facebook could theoretically owe $8 billion for one single day violation affecting all of its American users, or about half of the profit that the company booked for all of a year ago.

However, Facebook has been identified to have both internal and external material risks that could result in any of Facebook's third-party apps collecting data without explicit permission from users.

An audit looking into Facebook's privacy and security practices cleared the company of wrongdoing despite continued attention on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, throwing into question the effectiveness of such audits. Users will also have the option to download data collected by Facebook such as uploaded photos, phone s shared with the site and posts on users timelines.

The report, which is heavily redacted and on the FTC's website, covers the period between February 12, 2015 and February 11, 2017.

Facebook has said it was suspending Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports the firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users. The agency is looking at whether Facebook has engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers.