Facebook Indonesia Apologizes Related to Data Leaks

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, April 17 2018 - 23:37 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Head of Public Policy Facebook for Indonesia Ruben Hattari said it apologized related to data leak one million users of one of the providers of electronic systems (PSE) is in Indonesia.

"This incident is a form of violation of our beliefs and failures to protect user data, we apologize for the incident," Ruben said in the House of Representatives Commission I (DPRD) Hearing Meeting, at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, Tuesday (4/17/2018 )

He explained the data leakage caused by an application called "thisisyourdigitallife" developed by academics at Cambridge University is DR. Alexander Kogan and use the generally available Facebook Login feature.

According to Ruben, Facebook Login, it allows third-party app developers to request approval from Facebook application users for their apps to access certain categories of data that users share with their Facebook friends.

"Facebook, where we expressly prohibit the use and transmission of data collected using this method for any other purpose," he said.

He explained after Dr. Kogan obtained Facebook user data, the data was then given to Cambridge Analytica and his party did not give permission or approve the transfer of data and considered to have violated Facebook platform policy.

According to him, based on Facebook research from media reports, in December 2015 it suspended the access of those applications using Facebook Login.

"We also demanded that Dr. Kogan and his company at that time Global Science Research Limited and other entities that have confirmed that they have submitted the data collected through the application to the entity to provide explanations and immediately delete all the data," he told the media crew.

Ruben asserted that Facebook never approved the use of data by Cambridge Analytica obtained from the application of Dr. Kogan and the latter act as independent third party data controllers and determine the purpose and manner of processing the data it obtains.

He said in the future that the case does not happen again, Facebook is investigating all applications that have gained access to information in large numbers.

"If any of them misuse user data, we will block from Facebook and notify all affected people," he said.

He also stressed that Facebook ensures that developers can not access a lot of information

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