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Donato has ruled that the IL law is clear: Facebook has collected a "wealth of data on its users, including self-reported residency and IP addresses". The Facebook services that third-party apps and websites make use of include social plugins such as Like and Share buttons, Facebook Login options, Facebook Analytics and Facebook ads and measurement tools.

Trust in Facebook has spectacularly collapsed after Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested the data of 87 million users. Cookies help them find whether the user is logged into Facebook or not.

Calls for Facebook users to delete their account have intensified over recent weeks, but the company's admission suggests that ditching the social network altogether won't keep you out of Mark Zuckerberg and co's line of sight.

In 2016, Facebook announced that it would track non-users as well as users via its online ad network - using cookies, "Like" buttons and other plug-ins on third-party sites.

'We do that for a number of reasons including security and measuring ads to make sure that the ad experiences are most effective, which people can of-course opt out of.

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Addressing the question about how it uses the collected data, Baser refuted that Facebook ever sells user data.

"If I'm not a Facebook user, I ought to have a right to know what data Facebook has about me", Froomkin said. While those types of information are mutable - even Social Security numbers can be changed - biometric data for retinas, fingerprints, hands, face geometry and blood samples are unique identifiers.

The first regulatory challenge to Facebook's practices for non-users may come next month when a new European Union law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect and requires notice and consent prior to data collection.

The company however said it is taking numerous measures.

The blog post states that it is not just Facebook that collects such data.

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(Web Desk) - Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users' future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt to alter those behaviours. You don't actually get the data until Facebook sends you another email (SF Weekly received this email about 15 minutes after requesting it). "You know how many points of data that Facebook has on the average non-Facebook-user?"

The company has already stated that it will use reports from the community along with other signals to send stories to fact-checking organisations.

The case is In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, 15-cv-03747, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).

A study by think-tank the Ponemon Institute found just 27% of people think Facebook will protect their privacy, compared to 79% in 2017. "We've got to fix that", said Rep. Luján, referring to a process that forces non Facebook users to sign up for the service if they want to know what personal information the company has obtained.

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