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People who do not use Facebook can also request data

People who Do not Use Facebook can also Request Data at the Company. People who do not have an account on Facebook can also approach the social medium to request information that the company collects about them.


That is what Facebook made clear in the first series of answers to questions that remained unanswered in the European Parliament on Tuesday.

“If you do not use Facebook, you can request information that we collect about you via a form in the Facebook help centre”, writes the social medium.

The company emphasises that the people who demand their data, They will have to specify the detail regarding data.

With the answers, Facebook responds to questions about so-called ‘shadow profiles’: the collection and processing of data by internet users who do not have a Facebook account or are not logged in with their account.

“Every website or app that you visit must collect certain information to ensure that the service works properly, and Facebook is no exception,” the company writes”.

Also, websites that use our services – such as placing a like button or the ability to log in with Facebook – send information to Facebook when you visit those sites.”

Personalised content
Facebook states the company does not use information from non-logged users to create ‘shadow profiles’.

The company writes in the answers to questions that non-logged in internet users on third-party websites do not get to see personalised ads or other customised content.

What Facebook writes in its help centre about data from non-logged users, that doesn’t match.

 It states that Facebook sends a so-called cookie to users with a Facebook account, but also to internet users who have visited the Facebook website.

As soon as the user visits a website with, for example, a like button, Facebook receives information about that cookie.

According to the help centre, the company uses this information, among other things, to “offer you a personalised experience on both this site and on Facebook”.

The data that Facebook manages via that cookie is deleted or anonymised according to the social medium within ninety days.

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg appeared in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening to answer questions about Facebook’s privacy policy.

It was also about Cambridge Analytica, the dominant position of his company and the stricter European privacy law that comes into effect on 25 May.

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