Three users sue Facebook over call, text data scraping

Nichole Vega
March 30, 2018

The notice issued by the ministry of electronics and IT asked Facebook if Indian users data was compromised by Cambridge Analytica "or any other downstream entity in any manner, and if so, how was it compromised?"

Manage who sees posts and profile information.

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook pressed on whether European Union data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Zuckerberg must account for Facebook's moral failure The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE has sought to stem the controversy with public apologies, saying that the company will take steps to better protect user data and limit the amount of data that apps can collect.

Facebook sued over data collection Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook on Tuesday, saying the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages, in the latest legal challenge facing the company. "These updates are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data", the blog post said.

The action precedes the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May.

"Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data", the post reads. It was reported that Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data consultancy firm, has allegedly been harvesting millions of Facebook users' personal data to unfairly influence election results.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly apologized for the mistakes the company made and has promised to crack down on abuse of the Facebook platform and restrict developers' access to user information.

The company has tried over the years to simplify its privacy settings, yet the controls remain hard to find and use for many people.

While deposing before UK Parliament, Wylie said that he believed that one of the clients was Congress. Cambridge Analytica faces charges of data breach.

We looked to the wise minds at Good (where you'll also find further information on protecting and limiting your social presence) to figure out how to download the all the best (and worst, admittedly) of our Facebook existence.

While Partner Categories was useful to some brands, the majority of Facebook's advertisers' either employ Facebook's rich set of data on its users or their own data for ad targeting, according to ad buyers.

After viral tweets sparked outrage about Facebook's data collection policies, Facebook said in a "fact check" statement that the claims were inaccurate.

Today Facebook announced it will be making it easier to find the tools to secure your account and is adding a way to delete your data.

The company acknowledged that it needed to "do more to keep people informed", but said the changes have been "in the works for some time".

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

Discuss This Article