The country’s highest court has curtailed the uses of the national identification program, but fears about the misuse of information collected from a billion people remain.
The European Union’s antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party merchants.
Mining personal data has become a trillion-dollar business — which is why activists are pushing laws to curb the practice, and why Facebook and other companies are desperate to stop them.
College-planning surveys give a peek into the opaque and little-regulated market of data-mining of minors.
The social network said that advertising and user growth slowed in the second quarter, and that efforts to improve privacy would stunt profits further. Its stock price tumbled.
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern that Samba TV wasn’t transparent with viewers about data it collected.
The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was fining Facebook 500,000 pounds — the maximum allowed — for letting Cambridge Analytica harvest users’ information without their consent.