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Facebook break-up likely to rein in misuse of data, say experts

The fears arise from Facebook's handling of user data and potential privacy violations, more specifically the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Mark Zuckerberg  |  Data Privacy  |  Social Network

Neha Alawadhi & Karan Choudhury  |  New Delhi/Bengaluru 

Several experts believe that strict oversight coupled with hiving off Facebook into smaller companies may be the only solution to ensure that the country's data is not misused.

The idea that has been voiced by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in a recent editorial in The New York Times has found many takers in India. According to officials in the IT ministry, after the general elections, there should be discussions on how having smaller companies of the social media giant could help in better oversight. “We have time and again felt that we are blinded by the social media ...

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 22:27 IST
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