The National Personal Data Protection Control Commission (CNDP) published, on Thursday, a joint letter co-signed with eleven counterpart personal data protection authorities around the world, addressed to GAMMAs, on the ” Data scraping and the protection of privacy”.
This letter aims to alert on the main privacy risks associated with data scraping (automated extraction of data from the web) and to encourage social media and other websites to protect personal data. individuals against data scraping in order to comply with the regulations in force, indicates a press release from the CNDP.
This letter also aims to call on GAMMAs to take the necessary measures to minimize the risks of invasion of privacy linked to data scraping, notes the same source, specifying that data scraping presents a certain number of risks, such as such as targeted cyberattacks, identity theft, as well as spam or unauthorized direct marketing.
This joint letter was addressed directly to Alphabet Inc. (YouTube), ByteDance Ltd (TikTok), Meta Platforms Inc. (Instagram, Facebook and Threads), Microsoft Corporation (LinkedIn), Sina Corp (Weibo) and X Corp (Twitter) , notes the CNDP, adding that this letter is also intended for individuals using and publishing personal data on these websites.
The expectations set out in this joint letter focus on the main aspects that social media and other websites should take into consideration to guarantee the protection of personal data accessible on their websites, in order to comply with the laws. on the protection of data and privacy in force in the world, underlines the same source.
The CNDP has co-signed this letter alongside the personal data protection authorities of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Colombia, Jersey, Argentina and Mexico, concludes- we.
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