Ger­many Alarmed by Face­book Data Abuse Re­ports

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Ger­many re­cently voiced alarm at re­ports that a po­lit­i­cal con­sul­tancy hired by Don­ald Trump im­prop­erly ac­cessed in­for­ma­tion on 50 mil­lion Face­book users, and law­mak­ers de­manded an­swers from the Com­pany and the Gov­ern­ment.

Ger­many’s data pri­vacy com­mis­sioner An­drea Vosshoff said she had no in­de­pen­dent in­for­ma­tion to ver­ify the re­ports, but the in­ci­dent un­der­scored the need for stronger pri­vacy reg­u­la­tions.

US and Euro­pean au­thor­i­ties this week said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports by the New York Times and Britain’s Ob­server news­pa­per.

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