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    EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    After it was revealed that 50 million user profiles were harvested for US voter advert targeting.
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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    And people say if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    That's a whole big can of worms that's been opened up here. Questions around funding by DUP, Vote Leave etc. 'Not co-ordinated' apparently. Strange how they all ended up at the same obscure company...

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    TBH however the data is collected I'd like to see a blanket ban on 'personalised' political advertising as it's only likely to widen the gap between political promises and reality. Being able to serve divergent (or even directly contradictory) messages to different target groups is just not going to end well from politicians who already struggle with the lexical difference between 'true' and 'not provably false'. Given that a government simply cannot create a 'personalised' product for each citizen once in power they shouldn't be able to advertise different policies to different citizens in an election campaign.
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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Perhaps we should all just wait until 25th May and then request a copy of all the data they hold on you so you can ensure it is up to date and correct under GDPR. Then once you have a copy politely ask for all data to be deleted and forgotten.

    If enough people did that it would ruin their system

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    Perhaps we should all just wait until 25th May and then request a copy of all the data they hold on you so you can ensure it is up to date and correct under GDPR. Then once you have a copy politely ask for all data to be deleted and forgotten.

    If enough people did that it would ruin their system
    You don't have to wait till the 25th of May to perform a Subject Access Request.

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    True, Also GDPR gives the right to not be subject to Automated decision making (profiling)

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    You don't have to wait till the 25th of May to perform a Subject Access Request.
    After last night's Ch4 video, lots of people on Twitter are already requesting this. They're going to be busy...

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    After last night's Ch4 video, lots of people on Twitter are already requesting this. They're going to be busy...
    Not sure Twitter is a valid mechanism for making the request, or do you mean they've taken to Twitter so say they've emailed or written to CA/Facebook making a SAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skpstr70 View Post
    True, Also GDPR gives the right to not be subject to Automated decision making (profiling)
    True, but it's not in force yet and even when it is it's a bit more nuanced than that:

    Quote Originally Posted by Article 22 of GDPR
    The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.
    So you'd need to know that their decisions are based on ENTIRELY automated processing/profiling with no human judgements as part of the process. Even then they could try to argue that targeting online advertising to someone does not produce legal or similarly significant effect on them. Not sure if they'd win on that ground but obviously it hasn't been tested in court yet.

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Not sure Twitter is a valid mechanism for making the request, or do you mean they've taken to Twitter so say they've emailed or written to CA/Facebook making a SAR?
    They're making the requests via Twitter, not entirely sure of the validity, they're probably doing it to annoy CA. The requests were mainly in response to a CA tweet denying that the C4 report was true, which was kind of proven to be a lie by the CEO himself saying they did these things...

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    And people say if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.
    Exactly!
    "In a perfect world... spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penises, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship."

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    They're making the requests via Twitter, not entirely sure of the validity, they're probably doing it to annoy CA. The requests were mainly in response to a CA tweet denying that the C4 report was true, which was kind of proven to be a lie by the CEO himself saying they did these things...
    Not valid then, as you need to provide them with your name and address (so they can identify you to do the SAR,) so unless people are daft enough to plaster that info into the Twitter feed they won't have enough to act on.

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    They're making the requests via Twitter, not entirely sure of the validity, they're probably doing it to annoy CA. The requests were mainly in response to a CA tweet denying that the C4 report was true, which was kind of proven to be a lie by the CEO himself saying they did these things...
    Just remember how stupid a large contingent of the twitter userbase is. They probably do think that since their world revolves around twitter that tweeting an SAR is a valid way.
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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    So... it's Facebook being historically Facebook. Grossly mishandling information and letting huge security holes hang out there.

    I swear, all they care about is mining your data so they can sell it to the highest bidder. This is why smart people don't use Facespace.

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    Re: EU and US consider Facebook investigation after data misuse

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Just remember how stupid a large contingent of the twitter userbase is. They probably do think that since their world revolves around twitter that tweeting an SAR is a valid way.
    Nearly as stupid as Facebook users that just have to know what kind of cat they would be, or who secretly loves them...

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