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Privacy watchdog: Firm harvested 1.17M Filipino Facebook user data

The mass outrage regarding this unauthorized data collection and use means that many marketers are finding it more hard to advertise their products on Facebook as well.

Cambridge Analytica got the data from a researcher who paid 270,000 Facebook users to complete a psychological profile quiz back in 2014.

The Information Regulator last week wrote to Facebook asking it to contact all South Africans affected by the unauthorised sharing of user data and to set out how it plans to ensure users' information is safeguarded.

Indeed, before an Oireachtas committee of senators and Dáil deputies in Ireland yesterday (17 April), Facebook's vice-president for global policy, Joel Kaplan - accompanied by country manager Gareth Lambe and public policy head Niamh Sweeney - apologised for the social network's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Brittany Kaiser, former Director of Program Development at Cambridge Analytica at a press briefing by the "Leave.EU" campaign group in central London on November 18, 2015.

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Facebook admitted earlier this month that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.

British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica lies at the center of a storm for using data obtained from millions of Facebook users without their permission after it was hired by Donald Trump for his 2016 US presidential election campaign.

"I am aware in a general sense of a wide range of surveys which were done by CA or its partners, usually with a Facebook login - for example, the "sex compass" quiz".

More important is the data, itself - it represents the privacy of millions of Facebook users.

While Facebook added that it doesn't sell the user data it collects, the blog post doesn't state how long it stores the data for or exactly how it uses the data. Granted they don't let third parties scrape that private data without permission, or at least not as far as we know, but Facebook is pointing out that it's not alone. "We have a basic responsibility to protect peoples' data". He is somebody who takes a long-term view.

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Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2008, Facebook could be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 each time a person's image is used without their consent.

Wylie has also said the official campaign backing Britain's exit from the European Union had access to the Facebook data.

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook has also been criticized for its role in Russia's alleged influence over the 2016 USA presidential election.

The scandal also had an impact on how users' trust in Facebook compares to rival tech firms that also handle large quantities of user data.

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