May 3, 2018 / 3:23 PM / 6 months ago

Germany demands more privacy safeguards from Facebook: report

An attendee uses a Facebook Spaces virtual reality app on an Oculus Go headset during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S. May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s justice minister has asked Facebook Chief Executive in a letter to be transparent with users by giving them more control, saying allegations of the improper use of data for millions of people is unacceptable, a German media group reported on Thursday.

Media group RND said in her letter, Katarina Barley also called on Facebook to strictly implement privacy by default settings and to set up an internal mechanism to protect users from misuse by third parties like Cambridge Analytica.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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