Fuel was also added to the fire when Facebook confirmed it had deleted CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages from several recipients' inboxes on Facebook. The users need to click on the 'Review Now' prompt which will take the user to their settings for Facebook Messenger on mobile.
If this makes it appear Facebook learned something from the humiliation that rained down on it over the past few weeks, then think again. "[Your name], please review your data settings by 25 May to continue using Messenger". It shows a full-screen message so ignoring it is not the case here.
For tech giants, especially those that rely heavily on data for ad revenue-like Facebook and Google-the GDPR passing into law is a nightmare scenario. According to reports, Facebook is currently testing the feature with an aim to roll it out to all its users in the near future.
With this in mind, it is possible that users in other parts of the world will start to see the suggestion, but for now, it is concentrated in Europe. The maximum fine for failing to obey the rules is 4 percent of a company's global annual turnover, or €20 million, whichever is greater.
Recently we have witnessed that how protected data by a mammoth firm Facebook can be stolen.
One of the main pillars of the GDPR regulation is consent, or the obligation of companies that collect data to clearly ask users whether they are happy handing over certain information, like their sexual orientation, religion, or health records. With the new feature, however, Facebook states that the process hasn't yet been finalised. That is, Facebook collects data by default until the user proactively tells it not to.
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