UK confiscates internal documents of Facebook to investigate privacy practices

The UK Parliment has confiscated all the internal documents of Facebook in an investigation to answer the privacy concerns around the social network. The documents include the details of Facebook’s chain of events that caused the Cambridge Analytica scandal, including emails between executives and conversations with Zuckerberg. The Chairman of the Digital Culture, Media and Sport committee (DCMS), Damian Collins forced software developer Six4Three to hand over internal Facebook documents.

Facebook has been pushing back a lot recently especially since the Cambridge Analytica scandal that raised serious privacy concerns around the world. The company recently said that the assertions made by companies have no merit and that it intended to fight them in court. Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that he won’t testify in front of the international committee. Moreover, Facebook has also approached DCMS to ensure the internal documents aren’t read by anyone since an order from a California court restrict them from being published in the US. Facebook has also asked DCMS to return the documents to either the company or its legal counsel but the court order won’t be valid as the UK parliament was acting under its own jurisdiction. However, Facebook’s policy VP Richard Allan will be testifying on 27th November to address the fake news and data scandals.

Via: Engadget

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