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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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While many of the practices and abuses of privacy and user data that have been exposed in the recent months are not per se, illegal, they are clear violations of the spirit of holding our users -- also called people -- at the center of our moral and business universe," the CEO added.
The groups claimed Google did not have a valid legal basis to process user data for ad personalisation, as mandated by the GDPR.
Google, in its defence, said that no user data was abused due to breach.
In its quarterly report, Facebook said that its ongoing investments in safety, security, and content review will identify additional instances of misuse of user data.
Berners-Lee's aim with Solid is to take away the power internet giants have over user data and give it back to the users.
Facebook made a policy change in 2014 limiting access to user data but noted that some applications still had data obtained prior to the revision.
Both Facebook and Google admit to collecting user data.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Facebook confirms that it's investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook.
I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while addressing a joint committee hearing of the US Congress on Tuesday, adding that that the company had not done enough to prevent the misuse of user data.
FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of the privacy scandal involving a data mining firm.
Mr Parakilas, who worked in policy compliance and data protection for Facebook between 2011 and 2012, was giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and said while security to protect against hacking or other attacks was very strong, the same could not be said of user data accessed by Facebook developers.
Facebook said it suspended Cambridge Analytica over allegations that it kept the improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had been deleted.