The social media giant allowed unauthorized third-party apps to access user data and did not properly oversee their privacy policies, or get proper consent from users and their networks to release their information, an investigation by federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart found. Facebook did not agree with the findings, or to implement recommendations the watchdogs said would ensure it was getting “meaningful consent” from users. (The Logic)
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