Friday, 22 June, 2018

Facebook has not fully answered questions on data privacy -UK lawmakers

Facebook hasn't fully answered questions on privacy: UK lawmakers Data Leak Scandal: Facebook Blocked 200 Apps For Data Misuse
Sammy Stanley | 15 May, 2018, 22:46

Facebook's head of public policy Rebecca Stimson made a statement that Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to testify in front of the UK Parliament now. But the committee believes that these answers do not provide adequate detail and have called on the company for further explanation of certain issues.

"First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data". "Given that these were follow up questions to questions Mr Schroepfer previously failed to answer, we expected both detail and ata, and in a number of cases got excuses". Just after the company announced it would be suspending 200 apps for misusing personal data, a report from New Scientist reveals that a personality quiz harvested the personal data of three million users.

However, Archibong in his post wrote, "There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people's Facebook data - and it will take time".

"We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible", he said in a statement.

If Facebook discovers an app has misused data, it will instantly "ban" the app, and then post information on this page to let users know if the banned apps had access to their data.

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While Facebook did not mention the 200 suspended apps in question, there is also no clarity as to how long will the investigation take.

This latest gaffe saw the intimate details of 3 million users snatched by a rogue app with links to the software at the heart of the bigger privacy scandal that recently rocked the firm. "This decision is based on our determination that Cambridge Analytica operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices", a Twitter spokesperson said.

Mr Archibong said Facebook would "show people if they or their friends installed an app that misused data before 2015" at this website, but affected users would not be able to claw that information back.

However, it added that the move allows it to tailor its data policy for each country, claiming that the requirement under GDPR to describe the legal basis that applies to each form of data processing "is not a concept that has any relevance outside Europe".

Facebook also fired a parting shot at the committee, as it pointed out that it had held lengthy meetings and evidence sessions across the world, provided written submissions and that "one of the most senior people in the company has given 5 hours of testimony" to the MPs.

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