Facebook gave user data to the canadian Bank – media

Facebook передавал данные пользователей канадскому банку - СМИ

Also, the social network gave users ‘ data to other companies

Facebook agreed to the transfer of data from a number of companies that either published the advertisement in the social network, either was good for her in a different way, writes The Wall Street Journal.

The company Facebook has provided a number of firms access to the data of its users, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing court documents, representatives of social networks and other sources.

According to this information in the framework of agreements known in a narrow circle of persons as “white lists”, a number of companies have received information about those who were in the contact list of users of the social network – in particular, phone numbers, and also data on the degree of “friendly relations”.

Among the companies with which Facebook has agreed to transfer data, Royal Bank of Canada and Nissan Motor, explain the sources of The Wall Street Journal, noting that these firms either publish ads in social media or were useful in other ways. Representatives of Facebook, in turn, said that he agreed with a small number of companies, and their main goal is improving interaction with the user, the testing of new features.

Earlier, the head of the company Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg, speaking before the U.S. Congress, spoke about the decision to prohibit application developers access to user information by may 2015, like The Wall Street Journal, noting that later it became known about prolongation of this term for some firms.

We will remind, on 7 June it became known about another episode in the scandal surrounding the protection of personal data of Facebook users – as a result of a technical error during testing, new features were open access publication 14 million users, intended for a limited circle.

Source: Russian service of DW


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