Centre warns against data abuse

The government told the social media platforms that fake news or abusive news could not be circulated and re-circulated to “create crimes”, Mr. Prasad said. “Therefore, the origin of those news should also be technologically answered. I have made it clear to them that it does not need rocket science to identify lakhs of messages being circulated on a particular day, in a particular area of a particular State. You must have technological solutions.”

Facebook had disclosed that the data of around 5.62 lakh Indians might have been potentially affected in the Cambridge Analytica case. “However, Cambridge Analytica responded that it does not have any Facebook data on Indian citizens. To a second notice, Facebook informed that Cambridge Analytica had violated Facebook’s policy. Cambridge Analytica has not responded to the second notice.”

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/centre-warns-against-data-abuse/article24576926.ece

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