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United Kingdom regulator probing Facebook over data use in political campaigning

07 Abril 2018, 12:31 | Crisanna Felipe

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The company says it has been removing Zuckerberg's messages from the inboxes of various people for several years. The company apologized for not doing so sooner.

Facebook first acknowledged last month that personal information about millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.

Sandberg added that the company was having reassuring conversations about how it has built privacy into its system and said that despite the scandal they will not stop working with political advertisers.

Facebook will also need to approve all apps that request access to information such as check-ins, likes, photos, posts, videos, events and groups. The requirement for issue ads is new. You can also prevent someone finding your Facebook account through a Google search. The company did not specify what number of followers would trigger the requirement.

"Transparency and accountability must be considered, otherwise it will be impossible to rebuild trust in the way that personal information is obtained, used and shared online", said Denham.

Facebook shares closed up 2.7 per cent at $159.35.

If you've ever used Facebook's Messenger chat app to share links and images with your friends, Facebook pored through it.

According to multiple reports, Facebook sent a doctor to several USA hospitals in the hopes of convincing them to share patient data with the social media giant. This new change is due to the current Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, which has sent users asking questions about their information.

The privacy of more than 5 lakh Indian users of Facebook was compromised by the company which later sold the data to Cambridge Analytica. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is due to testify about the issue at congressional hearings next week.

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook attends the session "The Transformation of Tomorrow" during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016.

Digital minister Matt Hancock said it was "completely unacceptable" that the information had been put at risk, reports The Telegraph.

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an interview session with The Atlantic at the Newseum in Washington, DC, September 18, 2013.

Indonesia says Facebook is being investigated over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users.

Revealing that up to 87 million people, mostly in the U.S., may have had their information improperly shared with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica; far more than the 50 million initially suspected. "The sanctions could be from an administrative sanction, up to 12 years' penal sanction and up to Rp 12 billion [US$840,000] in fines".

"To truly de-identify data under Hipaa is a high bar and if in fact you know that it can be re-identified, combining it with other information, then it doesn't meet the de-identification standard", she said.

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