Irish regulator 'following up' with Facebook on third party data use

Irish regulator 'following up' with Facebook on third party data use

The EU parliament's civil liberties committee on Monday sent a letter to Facebook asking it to testify before the body, a parliamentary spokesperson told AFP.

The U.K. lawmaker demanding answers from Facebook Inc. over allegations of election-rigging and illegal data-sharing called for the country's data watchdog to be given "police powers" to probe wrongdoing.

The move comes as international controversy continues to grow following reports a British-owned political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica, sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election by mining the personal information of up to 50m people in the US.

While Cambridge Analytica is currently under special investigation by Robert Mueller because of suspected connections to Russia interference with the U.S.' 2016 elections, this newly obtained information brings light to the role Cambridge Analytica played in helping the Trump campaign get Donald Trump elected as the forty-fifth president of the United States of America.

It said his comments "do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view the violation". Zip Code 94205 is Sacramento, in an entirely different part of California.

Cambridge Analytica has denied all the media claims and said it deleted the data after learning the information did not adhere to data protection rules.

The admissions were filmed at a series of meetings at London hotels over four months, between November 2017 and January 2018.

'Given your commitment at the start of the New Year to "fixing" Facebook, I hope that this representative will be you, ' he added.

Facebook could face fines of thousands of dollars a day per violation, if the FTC determines Facebook violated the consent decree terms.

Another senior member of staff said the firm was behind the "defeat crooked Hillary" advertising campaign.


UK data protection officials are seeking a warrant to enter Cambridge Analytica's offices in London to inspect its servers and systems.

Meanwhile, the question of Zuckerberg's silence is practically becoming its own meme, with the hashtag #WheresZuck making the rounds on Twitter throughout much of the day yesterday.

The FTC and Facebook reached a settlement in 2011 after the agency accused the company of deceiving customers "by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public", according to a statement at the time. "In Kenya, vernacular radio stations are more influential than those things".

They spoke to whistleblower Chris Wylie, who worked at Cambridge Analytica, about how the firm harvested the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.

Cambridge Analytica's data told Tillis to highlight Hagan's absences on the Senate Armed Services Committee to reach a certain group of voters.

"We respected the privacy settings that people had in place", Rob Sherman, Facebook's deputy chief privacy officer, said in an emailed statement.

"Facebook was in a stronger legal position if it didn't know about the abuse that was happening", Parakilas said.

Facebook officials reportedly tentatively agreed to brief the House Judiciary Committee as early as Wednesday, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified congressional official described as familiar with the discussions.

Cambridge Analytica put a page about Tillis' race on its website, touting its work and listing the race as a case study.

The algorithm was meant to combine micro-targeting and psychology in order to build a psychological profile of a person based on their likes and social media interactions and return a prediction of how this said person would vote. He said his ultimate goal is to ensure that the privacy rights of Canadian Facebook users are protected.