Facebook Privacy Scandal: 2.7 Million EU Users Affected


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A spokesman for the European Commission on Friday said that up to 2.7 million Facebook users in the European Union have been affected by the data privacy scandal.

The new information came on the heels of the Cambrige Analytica data leak, which had already raised questions over privacy concerns and personal information safety on the social media platform.

Facebook on Wednesday, admitted that it had “improperly shared” the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, an increase of more than 30 million from previous estimates.

The firm is said to have used users information, without their consent, to support the campaign for Britain’s exit from the European Union, as well as the 2016 election campaign of U.S. President, Donald Trump.

In a letter on Thursday evening, the U.S. social media giant revealed the full extent of the data breach in the EU responding to questions by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova.

Wigand said that,“We will follow the letter in more detail, but it is already clear that this will need further follow-up discussions with Facebook”.

He noted that Jourova is set to have a phone call with Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.