Facebook withdraws opposition to US Consumer Privacy Act

Clementine Laze Fibers Campus Resident

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Amid a flurry of criticism pointed towards Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook introduced an option for users to download their personal data - the data that Facebook has been storing since you created your profile on the social media website.

"We will review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when we identify a credible threat to people's information", Collin Greene, head of Product Security, Facebook. Under the new rules, companies will need explicit consent from users to share their data with third parties and people will have the right to know what personal information is stored about them and to ask for it to be deleted. "The background on "Messenger Kids" is, we heard feedback from thousands of parents that they want to be able to stay in touch with their kids and call them, use apps like FaceTime when they're working late or not around and want to communicate with their kids, but they want to have complete control over that", Mr. Zuckerberg said in response to a question.

NPC said failure of Facebook to submit the "required" documents within 15 days will prompt the privacy body to "take further corrective actions".

In addition, a "messages" tab details a complete history of private messages sent on the site, comprising an entire log of all interactions made on the sites messaging system.

Last week, Facebook acknowledged that up to 2.7 million people in the European Union may have been victim of improper data sharing involving political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

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"One of those being that everyone globally on their Facebook page will see an alert leading them to the apps setting where they can review the apps they have allowed to access their data".

The app that gathered private information later improperly obtained by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica also collected some users' private messages, The Guardian reported on Friday.

The number who had messages taken is a small proportion of the total 87 million people whose data was harvested in some fashion.

Kogan denied handing over that information to Cambridge Analytica; it is unclear exactly what data the firm obtained and how it was used.

Meanwhile, NPC has urged Filipino Facebook users to remain vigilant and prudent with their online activities.

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