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Daily Dashboard | Documents reveal Facebook gave some companies special access to user data Related reading: OIG deems federal agencies' info security programs 'not effective'


Internal Facebook documents obtained by the U.K. Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee were released to the public Wednesday. The 250-page document highlights some of the company's internal communications between 2012 and 2015, revealing that it gave some companies special access to user data. Release of the documents has been debated during the last week and stem from a legal dispute in California. Facebook has said the documents are part of a "baseless" lawsuit and "only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context," The New York Times reports. "Like any business, we had many ... internal conversations about the various ways we could build a sustainable business model for our platform. ... But the facts are clear: We've never sold people's data," Facebook said in a statement. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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