Facebook's data breach scandal sparked a furore in India with Prasad last week warning the firm of "stringent" action for any attempt to influence polls through data theft and threatening to summon Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, if needed.
Ever since news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the election consultancy firm got a hold of personal data from about 50 million Facebook accounts, the social network has been under increased scrutiny when it comes to users and their privacy on the platform.
Earlier Wednesday, it rolled out a series of changes to give people better control of their privacy settings and data. The company is under scrutiny for launching an app targeted toward children in January and allowing Russian actors to meddle in the most recent us presidential election. The data includes personal information like buying habits, last purchases, interests, wallets you use, what products you like on Facebook and more. So instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens, they're now accessible from a single place. It is now easier for users to find privacy settings as the 20 different pages are merged into a single page. It has suspended Cambridge Analytica from its network and said in a blog post that the British company had received user data through an app developer in violation of Facebook policy.
The decision follows the revelation made by a whistleblower over how Facebook handles personal information, enables other companies to take that data without oversight and then chooses not to alert affected users. While 270,000 users had authorized an academic to use their data for research purposes, according to reports, the researcher allegedly violated privacy rules when he handed the data off to Cambridge Analytica.
Concerns about how the service allowed such data collection to occur, as well as how it monitors and audits third-party businesses and researchers who gain access to its data, have prompted some consumers to delete their Facebook accounts.
Image Old vs New Facebook Settings menu
You can review what you've shared and delete it if you want to.
Have a few posts on Facebook that you wish never made their way there? The company acknowledges that privacy settings and other important tools on its social media platform are pretty hard to find.
Third-party data giants have sold offline data like purchasing activity and home ownership to help marketers target Facebook ads since 2013. When marketers use this data, Facebook shares the ad revenue with the data provider.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) continues to make moves in an attempt to shore up trust in how it handles customer data.
Prasad further said that a United Kingdom parliamentary committee is conducting an investigation and added that he did not wish to comment on the views of one of its members.
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