Analysis

Facebook Data Pacts Could Spur GDPR-Like Protections

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The recent revelation that Facebook has allowed device makers including Apple, Samsung and Huawei broad access to user data raises fresh questions about the legal and ethical constraints on companies' data usage practices and could prompt a reckoning that would pull the U.S. closer to the tighter controls of the general data protection regulation currently in place in the European Union, attorneys say.

Facebook again found itself in the spotlight last week after it confirmed that it had penned data-sharing pacts over the past decade with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft, Samsung and several Chinese telecoms....

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