Singapore Facebook users may have had personal data breached

Zuckerberg's appearances on Capitol Hill come as Facebook has revealed that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on up to 87 million users compared to the previously reported 50 million users.

"These investigations will examine whether the organizations are in compliance with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.and B.C.'s Personal Information Protection Act", a statement from B.C.'s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner said.

On Wednesday, Facebook said will delete all logs after a year and in the future, the only information this tool will collect from now on is the data that it needs to operate and "not broader data such as the time of calls".

Mark Zuckerberg has addressed Facebook's privacy scandal in an hour-long press conference, describing the data breach as a "huge mistake".

Australia and the U.K. joined the United States and Israel in investigating Facebook's breach of privacy.

The spokesperson said protecting data was "at the heart of everything we do" and require the same from people who operate apps on Facebook.

Facebook dwarfs all other social media platforms in Myanmar, where it has become the chief channel for communication among both the public and government ministries.

Georgetown University Law Center professor David Vladeck, former consumer protection head for the FTC, contends that Facebook apparently violated a 2012 consent decree by allowing app developer Alexandsr Kogan to access information from not only the 270,000 users who downloaded his "thisisyourdigitallife" personality-quiz app, but from their 87 million friends as well.

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Facebook further explained to Bloomberg that Messenger conversations are private, but Facebook does scan them to prevent abuse.

From Monday, Facebook will also notify users, through a link on their accounts, if they were among those who have had their information shared with Cambridge Analytica.

"But it's clear now that we didn't do enough", Zuckerberg said.

While the service may look different depending on the country, "the fundamental core principles of those settings and controls we are going to apply all over the world", she said. The two companies said they will work together to figure it all out. Facebook was given time till April 7, 2018, to respond. Numerous policy changes the company announced this week mirror our requests from years ago.

"I'd like to see transparency about which third-party organisations including advertisers have access to your profile data, your data points and the inferences drawn from those data points".

Canada's federal privacy commissioner has launched an official investigation into the matter.

In the Q&A, Zuckerberg said Facebook will consider taking legal action against Cambridge Analytica.

But, also pushing back on criticism Facebook takes information without consent, saying, "The vast majority of the data that Facebook has about you is because you chose to share it".

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