Minister aims to protect privacy of PNG’s FB users

Minister Samuel Basil issued the directives to Department of Information and Communications and the National Information Communications Technology Authority on Monday in the wake of United States Senate and Class Action Court hearings to ascertain whether Facebook Inc failed to protect privacy of Facebook users in United States and United Kingdom.

Personal data, chats, pictures, contact details of Papua New Guinea Facebook users are on the same Facebook Inc. database.

Google weakens Allo chat app privacy promise

The company had originally said conversations within Allo would be only temporarily stored on its servers, restricting the authorities' ability to request access.

However, the Verge news site revealed that Google now holds on to the data unless users take active measures to stop it.

Google has confirmed the U-turn.

Privacy campaigners say the public must be kept informed about how their records are handled.