Facebook emails reveal discussions over call log consent

Facebook emails reveal discussions over call log consent

Alex Hern 06/12/2018

Employees discussed how to minimise amount of consent they would need to ask for

Facebook employees discussed how to minimise the amount of consent needed to collect user data, according to the latest tranche of emails released by the UK parliament relating to the company’s mass collection of call and text logs.

Since 2015, the social network has collected communications metadata from users who install its app on Android phones. In March this year that logging became public when users discovered details of their communications as they downloaded their personal data using new tools created to comply with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR).

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