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Barbados Government asked Facebook for private user information

Owen Arthur Facebook

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet, word comes that our own DLP – Democratic Labour Party Government is spying on Facebook users.

Are YOU one of the three accounts that interested Prime Minister Stuart’s government in the past six months? Are you sure you’re not?

Barbados govt asks Facebook for info on users’ data

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to have made a request of the social website, Facebook, for information regarding how its nationals use the facility.

Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users, and according to the social media group, Barbados made three quests in the last six months.

Facebook does not specify the nature or type request but said it set “a very high legal bar with each individual request in order to receive any information about any of our users”.

There has been no official comment from Bridgetown but Facebook has outlined the conditions under which requests are accepted from governments.

Read the full article at Jamaica Observer: Barbados govt asks Facebook for info on users’ data


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