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Facebook data sweep raises legal and ethical issues

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:37 AM | By Sharon Bauer

Privacy law has been in the spotlight following the reveal of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, raising important legal and ethical issues. Corporate entities, which advertise on social media or collect data through online tools, need to be apprised of the ever-changing legal framework around these practices.

There is no doubt that online tools make our lives more convenient. Amazon tells us when we need more paper towels. Google Maps gives us with directions when we get in our cars. Instagram allows us to peek into our...