On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down before Congress to address the mounting concerns that have emerged in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, from user privacy to targeted ads.
Facebook, however, clarified that it will be looking not just for collection of data from Facebook users, which may be done legitimately, but rather the selling, stealing, or transferring of such data without authorization from Facebook and its users.
The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. One of the sources of such a data breach was the app "This Is Your Digital Life", linked to the exposure of tens of millions of records for political research by Cambridge Analytica. There are discrepancies when replies of CA and Facebook were matched.
It is prescription on how companies treat consumer data. "If you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account and visit a website with the Like button or another social plugin, your browser sends us a more limited set of info".More news: Haley, Mattis divided on evidence of Syria gas attack
Colorado Representative Diana DeGette listed out several other infractions and lawsuits Facebook has faced, including its 2011 FTC settlement settlement to protect user privacy, and asked if Facebook has been punished financially for its past mistakes. The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't meant to share publicly. Responding to questions about Facebook's role in inciting violence in Myanmar, Zuckerberg mentioned three shifts that the company is instituting there and in other countries dealing with similar issues: hire more local-language content reviews, work with civil society to take down accounts rather than isolated content pieces and institute product changes to aid in issues such as news literacy. There they revealed that more people's data was compromised.
39% said they were "very aware" of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while 37% said they were "somewhat aware".
Sanda said those that had not yet been notified on Facebook could expect something on their newsfeeds in the next few days as to whether or not their data had been "misused". If you do this, it allows Facebook to tie up your browsing history to your Facebook profile, even if the page you are browsing is New York Times.
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On buying data from brokers, Zuckerberg said they did so in the past, but have announced the practice will be shut down.
Zuckerberg said Aleksandr Kogan shared information with "a handful" of third parties.
SELYUKH: Well, we learned that even Zuckerberg could not escape the data grab.
It turns out, as you have already guessed, the spot for the most distrusted tech company went to Facebook.More news: Air Strike on Gaza Targets Hamas Military Base
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