Facebook Has No Plans of Notifying More Than 530 Million Users Whose Data Was Leaked

A Facebook spokesperson said on Wednesday that the tech company didn’t notify the more than 530 million users whose personal data was obtained through inappropriate means, further noting that they don’t have the intention to do so either. Business Insider first reported the data leak which included information about user’s phone numbers, Facebook IDs and names, locations, email, and birthdays. A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters it also took into account that users could not fix the issue and that the data was publicly available in deciding not to notify users. Facebook told the outlet that the information leak was not inclusive of financial, health data, or passwords. The collected information, however, could potentially cause valuable data hacks or prompt other mistreatment. While the information appears to be several years old, but it’s another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the …

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