Political data firm Cambridge Analytica is in the midst of a media firestorm again after The New York Times reported it was trying to get in on the blockchain and digital currency craze in recent months.
Representative Ben Lujan of New Mexico pointed out another little-known aspect of Facebook's data collection - not only is data on non-users collected, but that in order to collect personal data obtained by Facebook, non-users must sign up for an account. Monetizing your Facebook data might be unworkable, it's not profitable for Facebook, and it might even cause further problems.
Facebook claims that many websites and apps use its services to make its content and ads more "engaging". The browser shares your IP address so the website knows where on the internet to send the site content. Sites and services online will tell you - often in tiny type and legalistic language - how they plan to use your data themselves.
"Under PIPEDA [the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act], organizations have a legal obligation to be accountable, but Canadians can not rely exclusively on companies to manage their information responsibly", Therrien said.
In the weeks since the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, Facebook has insisted that apps could no longer access the data of users' friends in the ways that allowed the firm to collect millions of people's information without their knowledge.
According to Baser, all websites and applications that use its tools have to get user permission to share personal user information.
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When asked about potential legal action to strengthen user privacy, Zuckerberg said that regulation would be "inevitable". It was mostly just a restatement of Facebook's recently updated Terms and Data Policy, which was required by European Union law, but still went into zero detail about the full complement of data Facebook actually captures and uses to target ads and marketing.
He says that sites that use social plugins (Like and Share buttons), Facebook Login, Facebook Analytics, or Facebook ads and measurement tools record certain information about people.
"We believe that our board and committees have sufficient time and resources to address risk oversight matters along with their other responsibilities", Facebook had said. Kaiser clarified the goal of the quizzes was to gather information by enticing users to log in using their Facebook accounts and accept a range of permissions.
"Even before Facebook, consumer data has been used to identify political preference and political stimuli", Wilson said. He was vague about whether Facebook was a monopoly and whether it would offer an ad-free option, as well as about how the company could offer the same level of privacy protection to users around the world. "This would apply to other services beyond Facebook because, as mentioned, it is standard to how the internet works".
A website typically sends two things back to your browser: first, content from that site; and second, instructions for the browser to send your request to the other companies providing content or services on the site. "My hope is that by accessing such data, I could retroactively figure out on which webpages I was tracked, who was working with whom, etc", wrote Dehaye in a March 8 email to the U.K. Parliament.