Documents Show Facebook Shared Users’ Data With Large Companies

Nicole Adams

Facebook business page closeup with notifications of new customers like, new messages, in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 6, 2016.

Documents released by the British Parliament revealed Facebook shared users’ data – without users knowledge – to companies such as Lyft, Netflix, Badoo, and AirBnB, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British Parliament. Other whitelisted companies discussed in the emails and related documents include Tinder and the Royal Bank of Canada.

The 250 pages of documents made public include summations, emails, and memos from specific businesses and Facebook staff discussing access to users’ data through apps. Of particular concern is the approval Facebook gave for these apps to continue accessing users’ data even after new security measures were put in place to protect the data.

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