The so-called pivot to privacy is in many ways the logical conclusion to the earth-shaking and market-moving response to the Cambridge Analytica story, which plunged Facebook into the greatest crisis in its then year history. The basic facts had already been reported , in the same publication, 16 months previously: Facebook had allowed someone to extract vast amounts of private information about vast numbers of people from its system, and that entity had passed the data along to someone else, who had used it for political ends. What changed was how we saw those facts. It was as if we had all gone away on a long voyage, returned home to an uneasy sense that something was different, and were not immediately able to grasp that it was ourselves who had changed and not the rooms and furnishings that surrounded us.
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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal is an issue-in-progress in Indonesia. This raises concerns over how Facebook Indonesia handles the data of its Indonesian users and its transparency to the Indonesian public. Class-action lawsuits, parliamentary hearing, and warning letters have all been started. Nevertheless, to this date, the Indonesian authorities seem at loss. The problem is twofold: coherent data protection legislation is absent as of the writing of this paper , and law enforcement mechanisms are weak. Academic literature and reports have already discussed, in general, the existing and upcoming data protection legal framework in Indonesia.
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Facebook is desperately trying to mend its damaged reputation following the continued fallout of a massive data scandal. Alongside London-based elections consultancy Cambridge Analytica, the social media giant is at the center of an ongoing dispute over the alleged harvesting and use of personal data. The allegations have heightened concerns over whether such data was then used to try and influence the outcome of the U. In April , Facebook announced the launch of a platform called Open Graph to third-party apps.
Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the US presidential election. A decade of apparent indifference for data privacy at Facebook has culminated in revelations that organizations harvested user data for targeted advertising, particularly political advertising, to apparent success. While the most well-known offender is Cambridge Analytica--the political consulting and strategic communication firm behind the pro-Brexit Leave EU campaign, as well as Donald Trump's presidential campaign--other companies have likely used similar tactics to collect personal data of Facebook users. TechRepublic's cheat sheet about the Facebook data privacy scandal covers the ongoing controversy surrounding the illicit use of profile information.