Japan government put a question to Facebook (FB) for improvement on protection of its user’s data

Japan government Requests to Facebook (FB) on Data protection steps

Japan government requested to social media technology firm, Facebook Inc (FB) to protect its user’s data in better way to keep it safe from hackers (Reuters). This request comes after lapses this year affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. Facebook told that this month attackers hacked data from 29 million user accounts. Attacker hit on Facebook account and stole user’s personal data. That followed the April revelation that personal data of nearly 87 million users was improperly accessed by British firm Cambridge Analytica.


The government questioned the Facebook to fully communicate security problems to users, increase surveillance of providers of applications on its platform, and inform regulators of any change in security measures.

Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission, which inspected the Cambridge Analytica occurrence with authorities in Britain and elsewhere, reported a statement on Monday specifying its request to Facebook. This request conveys no administrative orders or penalties and is not legally binding.


The Commission said that Facebook has assured to detail on its Japanese-language website how it will address the request. It also told that the Cambridge Analytica incident potentially affected up to 100,000 users in Japan, and that the cyber attack may also have had an impact on users in Japan.

Facebook’s representatives did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for remarks.


Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1.40 billion daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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