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Jakarta Post

Moving on from Cambridge Analytica, Facebook prioritizes privacy

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 30, 2019   /  01:26 pm
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Social media giant Facebook is pushing efforts in making user privacy a priority in the aftermath of the political consultancy firm Cambrige Analytica data-misuse scandal in the United States. Facebook Asia-Pacific privacy and public policy manager Arianne Jimenez told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday that the company had taken several measures to improve user privacy such as improving privacy controls and creating a centralized privacy team to focus on privacy matters. "Not everything we do is a response to Cambrige Analytica but this is part of a general improvement and we recognized that people want more control over their information," Jimenez told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw the data of 87 million people used for electoral politics, had a negative impact on Facebook's reputation. Last year, Facebook announ...