Facebook Data Breach Allegations

Published on: 6th December 2018

A fresh round of Facebook allegations has made headlines this week. Internal correspondence has been made public which appears to show that Facebook was complicit in allowing potentially unauthorised use of personal data on its network by several third party businesses. Facebook has defended its position.

There is concern that the users affected did not consent to, or even know about, these data processors and their purposes in using their Facebook data. While the documents relate to the period before Facebook tightened its privacy rules (in 2014-15), it has aroused fresh suspicion about the safety of personal data on Facebook's networks.

This new information follows a slew of high profile investigations into Facebook's use of personal data across the world. This year fines as large as $1.6bn have been discussed for particular incidents affecting between 50 and 87 million users, however 2018's data protection concerns look like they might just be the tip of the iceberg.

PYXI GDPR Team: 6th Dec 2018 07:52:00