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Privacy advocates urge FTC to halt research using Facebook user data, citing GDPR violations

By Rick Weber / July 17, 2018

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is calling on the Federal Trade Commission and European Union regulators to block research being proposed based on Facebook user data, an effort that comes as the social media giant faces congressional scrutiny and as the European Union begins enforcing strict data controls cited by the privacy group.

“Facebook has a sordid history of privacy violations when doing research, and Social Science One is inadequately prepared to protect the privacy of its research subjects,” writes...

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