Amnesty International, in a 60-page report, has bashed Facebook and Google’s “surveillance-based” business models quoting them as incompatible with the right to privacy. The NGO added that this was problematic because both the firms have established “near-total dominance over the primary channels through which people connect and engage with the online world”.
The NGO said that by gathering personal data to feed their respective ad businesses, the two firms carry out an unprecedented assault on privacy rights. With the report, Amnesty has urged governments to implement policies that allow people’s privacy to be protected.
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