Germany’s justice minister Katarina Barley is asking Facebook for more transparency, control for users and strict “privacy by default” on the entire Facebook system.
According to media group RND, Katarina Barley has asked the Facebook Chief Executive in a letter to strictly implement privacy by default settings and to set up an inner mechanism to defend users from ill-usage by third parties like Cambridge Analytica.
Earlier in April, Barley accused Facebook of unethical behavior and said the social media titan should face a strong European response over a huge data leak involving millions more users than was initially thought.
“Facebook is a network of intransparency. Ethical convictions have fallen victim to commercial interests,” Katarina Barley said.
About 310,000 Facebook users in Germany are reportedly among the 87 million people whose personal data was inappropriately distributed to British political consultancy company Cambridge Analytica.