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Social media network allegedly gathered information on people who had not signed up to Facebook
Twitter sees the funny side to GDPR e-mail burst
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New EU data rules stop us being 'naked'
New EU rules come in this week, which aim to give us more protection - when it comes to our personal data. GDPR should make it easier for us to access information that companies hold about us. After all the scandals we've seen of - like Cambridge Analytica - many will be welcoming it.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and your privacy
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Mark Zuckerberg apologises to European Parliament for massive data lea
Watch live as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets lawmakers in the European Parliament.
GDPR explained: what the EU’s major new data protection rules mean for
New data protection rules come into force on May 25. They have been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the web.
Facebook's Zuckerberg bound for Brussels
Social media boss to face data protection grilling, but closed-doors meeting is slammed
EU moves to protect whistleblowers
Under proposed new rules, informants would be protected from being fired or demoted
Facebook to roll out Europe's stringent privacy rules worldwide
Facebook’s two billion users may get the full benefit of the European Union’s stringent data protection regulations
UK, US, and Australia blame Russia for global cyber attack
Security officials in the UK, US and Australia have accused Russia of hacking into millions of machines and using them as part of an espionage campaign against the West since 2015.
Zuckerberg emerges unscathed from Congress grilling over Facebook flaws
The Facebook CEO revealed his own data had been breached during the second day of questioning by US senators
Beware of fertility apps — your data may be sold to companies, warns think tank
Those using fertility, pregnancy, and period-tracking apps are at risk of having their data harvested for third-parties, says Brazilian think thank Coding Rights.
Zuckerberg says sorry to US Senate over Facebook data breach
The social media website founder also pledged to work with government on regulation if necessary
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress
The testimony marks the first time that 33-year-old Zuckerberg has faced Congress.
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New regulations on data security in Europe are a step in the right direction to protecting consumers, but more important is how companies respond.
Were your details leaked to Cambridge Analytica? Here’s how you can find out
At least 87 million Facebook profiles were harvested by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica starting in 2014. Here’s how you can find out if your information was leaked, and how to delete it.
Facebook on collision course with EU over data protection?
Just over a month to go until the European Union’s stringent data protection regulation kicks in. But how prepared is Facebook as it grapples with the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
As Facebook data losses spiral, analyst says Zuckerberg should go
Whatever the fate of the Facebook founder, drastic action is needed to restore trust in the social media giant, but its actions may have queered the pitch for the entire sector says expert.
British lawmakers quiz Facebook data whistleblower
The whistleblower at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal testified on Tuesday before British lawmakers investigating digital privacy. Facebook CEO will not appear before the committee in London.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook over data leaks
Social media giant Facebook is to be investigated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after details of up to 50 million users ended up in the hands of data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook launches apology campaign after data leak scandal
The social network, which boasts 2.2 billion active users, has issued adverts in major UK and US newspapers apologising for their “breach of trust”.
Facebook users day they're disappointed but unsurprised about data mi
There were over two billion users before Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of data came to light.
Laws may have been broken in use of Facebook data during referendum
Evidence given by a former Facebook operations manager points to breaches in electoral law, according to Labour MP Jo Stevens.
Cambridge Analytica 'could not have swayed election'
Academic Aleksandr Kogan, who completed work for the firm in 2014, says he is being scapegoated in the data harvesting scandal.
Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO in data row
Cambridge Analytica has suspended its CEO, Alexander Nix, in the evolving row over the improper use of the personal information of over 50 million Facebook users.