UK lawmakers say Facebook hasn't fully answered queries on data privacy

WION Web Team
Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 15, 2018, 07:17 PM IST

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Reports suggest that the social networking giant did not fully answer 39 queries and that it would be asked again for the missing details

According to a British parliamentary committee, Facebook has failed to answer questions from British lawmakers over data privacy and fake news.

Reports suggest that the social networking giant did not fully answer 39 queries and that it would be asked again for the missing details.

The committee had previously noted that Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer had not addressed all its concerns during a parliamentary hearing last month after which additional questions were directed to the firm.

Meanwhile, Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they misused any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships.

Facebook said it has looked into thousands of apps till date as part of an investigation that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on March 21.

Zuckerberg had said the social network will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before the company curtailed data access in 2014.

(With inputs from Reuters