Florida's attorney general is joining the call of other states in demanding answers on user privacy from Facebook.
- Florida attorney general's office sends letter to Facebook
- Letter demands answers to questions on user privacy
- Meeting requested with Facebook representatives for answers
AG Pam Bondi's office sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week. Recent news reports show some software developers were able to gain access to Facebook users' personal information without informed consent.
Patrice Malloy, the head of the Multi-State and Privacy Bureau, demanded answers to several questions, and requested an in-person meeting with Facebook representatives.
Among the questions:
- Was Facebook paid for access to user data?
- What data was collected and disseminated by any and all third-party applications?
- What type of data is collected and logged by Facebook applications?
- Did Facebook notify users when it learned that third party groups accessed data in violation of privacy policies?
You can read the full letter here. It's a PDF file.
Malloy is urging a response from Facebook regarding a meeting by Friday.
Attorneys general in 37 other states and territories sent a similar letter earlier this week, demanding answers on what developers did witht he data and how Facebook was updating its privacy system for users.
Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, is accused of taking data from up to 50 million Facebook users as part of its campaign work in the 2016 election.
Facebook announced Wednesday that it was issuing new privacy changes to make it easier for users to see and access data.
In a blog post by the social media network's chief privacy officer, Facebook announced it was redesigning the settings menu on mobile devices to make it esasier to find and change the information. It includes a new privacy shortcuts menu and new tools to find and delete Facebook data. These tools will be rolled out over the next few weeks.