Colombia orders Facebook to strengthen security measures to protect users personal data — MercoPress



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Colombia orders Fb to improve stability steps to protect users personalized facts

Wednesday, February 19th 2020 – 06:45 UTC

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Security enhancements will enable protect the 31 million Colombians who have Fb accounts, the SIC said.

Colombia issued an ultimatum to Fb, telling the Silicon Valley-based tech big it ought to bolster its safety steps to greater secure users’ private details in the Andean place.

Fb has until June 14 to carry out handy and productive new protection measures to stop unauthorized or fraudulent use of personal information, the Superintendency of Market and Commerce reported in a assertion.

Stability enhancements will support secure the 31 million Colombians who have Facebook accounts, the SIC explained.

Identical steps from Fb have beforehand been adopted by Australia, Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Holland, Ireland and New Zealand.

“A business as vital to world wide cyber-safety as Fb… has a obligation to be additional than diligent in processing info,” the SIC mentioned. “The company must not keep again from strengthening protection for all of its people, as demanded by regulators.”

The social media web site is not the very first Silicon Valley business to confront the wrath of the SIC. In December, journey-hailing firm Uber was ordered to cease operations in the South American nation following the SIC mentioned it experienced violated levels of competition procedures.

Facebook will have to certify that it has built stability advancements by means of an exterior audit company, the SIC reported.

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