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user data

Any data the user creates or owns. The term user data may be used to emphasize that the data were created and owned by the user. For example, when deleting an application, an uninstall program may ask if user data is also to be deleted. In this case, the user data would typically be custom settings made in the app and stored in a separate file. An uninstall program might delete settings data automatically without asking but would never delete content such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, image or video files created by or obtained by the user. See user and data.
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At present, Facebook automatically collects user data from WhatsApp and this is something that violates "the fundamental freedom of users," according to CNIL.
New York [USA], Dec 19 ( ANI ): France's watchdog Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertes (CNIL) has ordered popular messaging platform, WhatsApp, to stop sharing user data with its parent company Facebook.
User data on all our devices are fully secure, in compliance with the necessary laws and regulations," said a spokesperson from Oppo.
As the Hindu Business Line reports, Anonymous has stated that user data is being leaked to the international servers to make money.
The latest move could cause controversy, especially from privacy advocates who warned that Facebook could start mining WhatsApp's user data when Facebook acquired WhatsApp two years ago.
Overall, we continue to see an increase globally in government requests for user data and content restrictions pursuant to local law," Facebook deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby said.
Ericsson UDC provides consolidation of user data for network functions such as user authentication, service authorization, mobility management and fraud protection.
In the first half of the year, there were a total of 1,157 user data information requests from governments, 902 of which were made by the United States.
Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, said it had received 9,000-10,000 requests for user data in the second half of last year, adding that the requests concerned 18,000-19,000 accounts and were related to issues ranging from missing children to perceived terrorist threats, RIA Novosti reported.
Facebook is fighting an expanding public backlash after a government contractor revealed it was among nine Internet giants that turned over user data to the secret National Security Agency surveillance program PRISM.
One of the key challenges identified by Gartner is that IT tends to look at user data protection in the traditional sense, meaning from the centre out, instead of from the edge, inward - with the main areas of risk and exposure residing on endpoint user devices such as laptops and desktops.
lt;p>Competitor Vertica, by comparison, told Computerworld last fall that it was charging about $100,000 per terabyte of user data.

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