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Internal Facebook documents show how the company makes deals for data

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018 ()

Internal Facebook documents show how the company makes deals for dataThe UK Parliament today released a 250-page cache of previously sealed Facebook documents, revealing internal deliberations at the highest levels of the company, as executives as high up as Mark Zuckerberg made crucial decisions on handling users’ data.

Facebook has long said that it does not sell access to its users’ data, and nothing in the documents directly contradicts that claim. But the documents, released by British lawmaker Damian Collins, give a glimpse into how a company of Facebook’s scope makes decisions about deals surrounding data access, including when it decides to work with other companies — and when it decides to take action against them.

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