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Ravi Shankar Prasad meets key IT ministry officials to discuss data security on social media

NEW DELHI: Amid hubbub over information break at Facebook, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had talks with senior service authorities to investigate ventures to guarantee that buyers information via web-based networking media isn’t abused to impact races.

Sources in the service said that the gathering held yesterday with top IT service authorities went on for more than two hours and pondered the long haul answers for address the issue.

The IT service is investigating the issue of abuse of information, and exploring steps that can be taken to ensure protection of user information against misuse, without curbing the social media offtake in the country.

Not long ago, Prasad had cautioned online networking monster Facebook of “stringent” activity for any endeavor to impact surveys through information robbery, and had even undermined to summon its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, if necessary.

The notice came as BJP propelled a searing assault on the Congress, scrutinizing the gathering on its connection with Cambridge Analytica, the information mining firm blamed for reaping individual client information from Facebook illicitly to impact surveys in a few nations.

Facebook, which has more than two billion clients comprehensively, incorporating more than 200 million in India, had confronted reaction on the information embarrassment issue, provoking Zuckerberg to issue a conciliatory sentiment for the “real break of trust”, and promising to find a way to ensure client information.

Facebook has likewise changed its utilization strategy for outsider applications, including login process, to guarantee constrained access to client data.

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