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Facebook scores badly on GDPR principles

Posted by

Lynne Callister

on 29 Mar 2018

Facebook scores badly on GDPR principles

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook accepted that it needed to do more to ensure that data protection principles are applied and GDPR is complied with.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced heavy criticism for his long silence, following the data scandal, and it finally emerged with a six-step plan to improve privacy across its platform.

But, just how far did the tech giant stray from the fundamental data protection principles?

So which GDPR principles did Facebook breach?

  • Principle 1 - Personal data must be processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent way
  • Principle 2 - Personal data should be collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, and not processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes
  • Principle 3 - The personal data collected should be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for our purpose
  • Principle 4 - Personal data should be accurate and kept up-to-date. Reasonable steps must be taken to ensure that inaccurate personal data is erased or rectified immediately
  • Principle 5 - Personal data must not be kept (in a form that permits identification of data subjects) longer than is necessary for the purpose
  • Principle 6 - Personal data must be protected against unauthorised access, unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage

Scores on the board - 0/6

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