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Facebook data scandal: the legal questions

8 mins | Mar 22, 2018
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Did the company violate its settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission? Despite the revelations that Cambridge Analytica managed to harvest the private information of 50 million Facebook users, which had been collected in violation of Facebook’s terms of service, Facebook itself has maintained that it respected the privacy settings that people had in place. Kadhim Shubber examines the legal questions facing Facebook in light of the scandal. This story was originally published on the 21st of March 2018.
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