The Wall Street Journal: Facebook slammed in international furor over access to member data

Facebook Inc. ignited a firestorm over how it manages third-party access to its users’ information, after the social network said a firm with ties to the 2016 Trump campaign improperly kept data for years despite saying it had destroyed those records.

U.S. and British lawmakers slammed Facebook FB, -5.56% over the weekend for not providing more information about how the data firm, Cambridge Analytica, came to access information about potentially tens of millions of the social network’s members without their explicit permission.

Read:Data firm tied to Trump campaign harvested data from millions of Facebook users: report

“This is a big deal, when you have that amount of data.

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