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Facebook Faces Multiple Government Probes in Massive Data Scandal

Mar 20, 2018 12:42:38 PM - ecommercetimes.com
EU, UK and U.S. officials have ratcheted up the pressure on Facebook over a user data scandal that threatens to engulf the company. The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, summed up the stakes in a tweet on Tuesday: "Facebook needs to clarify before the representatives of 500 million Europeans that personal data is not being used to manipulate democracy." The EU and the UK have announced separate investigations into reports that Cambridge Analytica harvested the information of 50 million Facebook users without their consent.