Issue no. 29 of the Digital Watch newsletter, published on 31 March 2018, by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation | Contributors: Cedric Amon, Stephanie Borg Psaila, Stefania Grottola, Jovan Kurbalija, Marco Lotti, Marilia Maciel, Roxana Radu, Barbara Rosen Jacobson, Sorina Teleanu | Design by Viktor Mijatović, layout by Aleksandar Nedeljkov, Diplo’s CreativeLab
In recent months, Internet companies have been under increasing pressure over several issues. In March, the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving the data of 30 million Facebook users placed Internet companies under even more scrutiny.
The case involved data which was collected from Facebook users by a researcher through a mobile application, which also harvested the data of users’ friends. Violating the agreement to use the data for research purposes only, the researcher gave the data to Cambridge Analytica, which matched