Sunday April 5, 2020
Home Lead Story US Judge Asks...

US Judge Asks Facebook to Hand Over Data Privacy Records

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived a leadership vote at the social networking giant’s annual general meeting on Thursday to step down as Chairman

0
//
facebook
FILE - The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, March 29, 2018. VOA

A US judge has asked Facebook to hand over data privacy records related to the massive Cambridge Analytica scandal.

According to a report in Engadget on Friday, Facebook shareholders in September 2018 sued the social networking platform to obtain information pertaining to the data leak of 87 million users.

“Today, a US judge sided with shareholders, ordering Facebook to release the documents,” said the report.

According to the judge in Delaware Chancery Court, the shareholders have a “credible basis” to suspect that Facebook board members may have committed wrongdoing.

The shareholders had sued Facebook to obtain records related to the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and other privacy breaches.

Facebook
Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 24, 2018. VOA

The irony is that Facebook argues that privacy doesn’t actually exist on Facebook.

At a separate hearing in a class-action lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook attorney Orin Snyder argued that there is “no expectation of privacy” on the platform.

“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” Snyder told the US District Court Judge Vince Chhabria, arguing that users had given consent to share their data with third parties.

Also Read- China Threatens to Blacklist Foreign Firms Post Huawei Ban

“You have to closely guard something to have a reasonable expectation of privacy,” he was quoted as saying in a Digital Trends report.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived a leadership vote at the social networking giant’s annual general meeting on Thursday to step down as Chairman. (IANS)

Next Story

Facebook To Give $40 Million in Grants To Help 10K Small Businesses in USA

The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme

0
facebook
The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme. Pixabay

Facebook has announced $40 million in grants for 10,000 small businesses in the US to help them get through these challenging time.

The grants will go to small businesses in 34 locations where Facebook employees live and work. Those located in New York and Seattle will be the first to receive funds.

Please Follow NewsGram on Instagram To Get Latest Updates From Around The World!

“In this challenging time, when information is changing daily, we are listening to and learning from scores of small businesses to understand what they need now and what they will need down the road,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement on Thursday.

The social networking giant recently announced $100 million global small business grant programme.

“We’re making it easier for people to support their favorite local businesses with digital gift cards on Facebook, which are beginning to roll out today in the US,” said the company.

Facebook
Facebook has announced $40 million in grants for 10,000 small businesses in the US to help them get through these challenging time. VOA

People will see the option to support local businesses with digital gift cards in their News Feed.

Business owners can also create a personal fundraiser on Facebook for their business and ask customers for support during this critical time.

ALSO READ: Want to Know What’s Happening Around the World Due to COVID-19? Use this App

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses everywhere. Suddenly and, through no fault of their own, many simply can’t do business, and for others it has become much, much harder because customers are doing the right thing and staying at home,” said Sandberg. (IANS)