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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

British Parliament blasts Facebook over Data Privacy in Scathing Report

After 18 months investigating Facebook and online misinformation, a British parliamentary committee issued a scathing report today, accusing the company of breaking data privacy and competition laws and calling for new regulations to rein in the technology industry.

Repeated scandals involving Facebook and other tech companies demand more government oversight, the committee concluded, including laws making internet companies legally liable for content shared on their websites.

“The era of self-regulation for tech companies should come to an end,” said Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which published the report.

Details may be found at: http://bit.ly/2tr2X1K.

Categories: Legal Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

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