The New York Daily News reports Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., is sending out a data privacy survey to New Yorkers. The survey includes inquiries on respondents' smart devices, operating systems, and whether respondents know how to access and alter account privacy settings. The survey also asks people to describe the personal information they believe is being collected, stored or sold by social media outlets. Results will be used to inform state policies and could lead to new laws and regulations, according to the governor’s office. The survey follows a request by Cuomo in February to investigate media reports of far-reaching personal information access by Facebook. NBC News reports those Facebook reports may be true with leaked documents showing that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed selling access to user data.
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