Reaction continues Monday to news that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica used and allegedly did not delete as agreed what may have been personal information of 50 million Facebook users. The effects of the incident may have far-reaching implications for Facebook and how people view companies' data use policies more broadly. Last Friday evening, Facebook VP & Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal announced the company was suspending the accounts of Strategic Communication Laboratories, including their affiliate Cambridge Analytica, as well as at least two other researchers involved in the incident. The move and announcement came just before The New York Times and The Observer published extensive stories about how Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the personal information of Facebook users without their permission for political purposes. In this post for The Privacy Advisor, Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, rounds up the latest news and reaction to the revelations, including insight from Hogan Lovells Partner Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E.
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