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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Friday that he would direct two state agencies to convene an investigation into Facebook’s data practices after it was reported that the company received private medical information from several popular apps without users’ knowledge or consent.
In a statement Friday afternoon, the governor said that if a Wall Street Journal report that the company receives sensitive data about users such as their blood pressure and timing of their menstrual cycle without consent, the practice would clearly violate Facebook’s own stated business practices.
The article goes on to state the following:
“The recent report that Facebook is accessing far more personal information of smartphone users than previously reported, including health and other sensitive data, represents an invasion of privacy and breach of consumer trust,” Cuomo said.
“According to the report, a wide range of apps are sending highly personal data to the social media giant apparently without users’ consent and even when users are not logged in through Facebook. This practice, which in some cases clearly violates Facebook’s own business terms, is an outrageous abuse of privacy,” the governor added.
New Yorkers deserve to know that their personal information is safe.
I am directing the New York Department of State, in partnership with the Department of Financial Services and other state agencies, to immediately investigate Facebook’s reported invasion of consumer privacy. pic.twitter.com/WaSFqCKHKe
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 22, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) February 22, 2019
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