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Procedure : 2018/2855(RSP)
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Document selected : B8-0480/2018

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PV 23/10/2018 - 3
CRE 23/10/2018 - 3

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PV 25/10/2018 - 13.17
CRE 25/10/2018 - 13.17
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Thursday, 25 October 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

14.8. The use of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica and the impact on data protection (B8-0480/2018)
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  Seán Kelly (PPE). – Mr President, having previously led negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation for Parliament’s ITRE Committee, I know how important it is that citizens’ data is respected and used appropriately. The misuse of personal data is without question not to be tolerated and the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal completely undermined the privacy of European citizens. Not only was this data breach an abuse of such personal data, but the use of improperly obtained data to build voter profiles with a view to influencing elections was a complete manipulation of the electorate. In 2016, a special Eurobarometer on online platforms reported that over half of EU citizens are concerned about their personal data on the Internet and no doubt this figure is now much higher. It is essential that Facebook takes the necessary measures to prevent further breaches of data and makes changes to its platform to comply with EU data protection law and provide sufficient protection to European citizens' data.

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