The internal document, which will be written by integrity engineers at Facebook’s Ad and Business Product team in 2021, states that Facebook will largely need to change how they handle user data as a result of new regulations around the world.
The problem with this, according to the document, is that Facebook apparently has quite little idea of where all the user data is going or what it is used for. An analogy is made by pouring a bottle of ink, containing the user data of all regions, into a lake whereupon the contents spread everywhere.
“How do you put the ink back in the bottle? How do you organize it again, so that it just flows where it should in the lake?”
“We now do not have sufficient control and explanatory ability over how our systems use data, and thus we can not safely make controlled rule changes and external commitments such as” We will not use data X for purpose Y. “At the same time, this is exactly what the regulators expect that we should do, which increases the risk of mistakes and distortions. ”
A Facebook spokesperson has told Vice that the document does not indicate that the company would not comply with certain data protection rules.
“Given that the document does not describe our comprehensive processes and controls for complying with data protection rules, it is incorrect to conclude that it demonstrates that we do not.”
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