UK Parliament gives Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg ultimatum

Another Facebook privacy scandal — three million users' data exposed by quiz

Questions included what changes Facebook planned in light of new data protection laws in Europe, whether it had used non Facebook users' data and if the social media network had "mislead" Parliament at a previous evidence session (UK Parliament). The data of these users profiles was not only shared with the Cambridge researchers, the data was available to anyone wanting to access it.

For the apps which raise concerns, Facebook plans to conduct interviews, seek information about them and the data they accessed, and carry out audits that may include on-site inspections.

Responding to the letter received from Facebook UK's head of public policy Rebecca Stimson, Mr Collins said: "It is disappointing that a company with the resources of Facebook chooses not to provide a sufficient level of detail and transparency on various points including on Cambridge Analytica, dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on UK ads on the platform, data collection across the web, budgets for investigations, and that shows general discrepancies between Schroepfer and Zuckerberg's respective testimonies". First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data. The University of Cambridge does not own or control the app or data.

Grabbing the login details from GitHub granted access to the sensitive data "in less than a minute" and has, in fact, been publicly visible on the website for the past four years.

The University of Cambridge has chastised the application when New Scientist made a point of enlightening the academic body, with the Information Commissioner's Office stating that the data harvesting practices "did not go through our ethical approval process". However, their request was turned down by the myPersonality app team in 2013 because of the company's political ambitions.

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Facebook has now suspended the myPersonality app (and around 200 other similar apps) in its efforts to investigate apps that may have violated its data privacy policies.

Experts are anxious that the researchers didn't do enough to anonymize the data, as well. In order to avoid a second Cambridge Analytica data scandal, it has also investigated thousands of other apps that may have misused people's personal data.

Facebook suspended myPersonality on 7 April. "Any data set that has enough attributes is extremely hard to anonymise", Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye at Imperial College London said.

Zuckerberg has testified in front of Congress about the misuse of data, and lawmakers have called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and 's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai to testify as well. Another case of too little, too late...

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