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MEPs demand a full Facebook audit by EU bodies

EU bodies should be allowed to fully audit Facebook to assess data protection and security of users’ personal data, said Civil Liberties MEPs on Wednesday.

MEPs take note of the privacy improvements undertaken by Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but recall that the company has yet not carried out the promised full internal audit. They recommend that the company makes “substantial modifications to its platform” to comply with EU data protection law.

Source: Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection | News | European Parliament

EU lawmakers push for privacy and cybersecurity audit of Facebook

EU lawmakers appear set later this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cyber security agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee urged Facebook to accept “a full and independent audit of its platform investigating data protection and security of personal data.”

Source: EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook | Charlotte Observer

OTA releases new multi-industry privacy and security audit

The Online Trust Alliance has released the results of its ninth annual Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll, this year finding an overall increase in trustworthy websites, with some caveats. Consumer services websites — non-retail sites that require a login — received the OTA’s highest marks, while banking and government websites scored the lowest.

Source: OTA releases new multi-industry privacy and security audit