Posted by on October 14, 2021 1:01 pm
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UK Data Regulator to Examine Facebook Whistleblower’s Claims

The UK’s data protection watchdog is looking into the claims by a Facebook whistleblower to find out whether the social networking giant breached UK law. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said on Thursday that her office is studying the publicly available testimony by former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, and that she had also written to Haugen, requesting to see all the evidence she has. Haugen has claimed the U.S. technology giant’s products “harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy,” accusing the firm of refusing to change its products because executives elevate profits over safety. She produced tens of thousands of pages of internal research documents she secretly copied before leaving the company. Denham said she was keen to see Haugen’s full evidence to examine it for violations of UK law, particularly in relation to the online protection of children. “Because what I want to do with that information is analyse it from the …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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