Social media is a must today, but is it violating privacy?
Facebook has fined $5bn due to privacy violations, which is the largest fine in history about privacy violations.
Facebook is collecting public data and using it for its advertising etc. it is an emerging issue these days and has become a controversial issue. Most social media entertainment news is fake, and still, people involve with them.
The penalty grounds for Facebook by stealing private data of public are important concerns and have many opinions.
There is a suspension of Facebook seen from Cambridge Analytica due to illegal use of 50 million accounts. There should be privacy safeguards by legislation for social media, as people reveal their information.
The penalty can assume the form of high fines charged to the Facebook owner, along with a loss in public faith. Federal Trade Commission could fine Facebook, $40,000/violation for one day, to violate the protection promises of open data.
Each information is not public; it is true that some information we share on Facebook is private, and social media companies should respect the policy and must not disclose or steal that information for their purposes.
If Facebook is not held accountable for such degrading issues, which have degraded politics and democratic parties and personal data, there would be open theft of public profiles by other social media networks. This is a violation of ethical norms and personal safety.
This issue is significant for every user because social media websites offer public communication, not for breaching security issues for their own sake. In case of such barriers, people will reduce the use of social media and stop posting their personal information as statuses.
It is important to care about such matters because it is illegal on ethical grounds and violation of privacy act, and also such actions will become weaponized for political considerations.