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FB assures Sri Lanka on safety and security


27 November 2020 08:22 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Facebook yesterday assured Sri Lanka that strict measures are in place to ensure the safety and security of users.

Addressing a virtual media briefing, facebook officials said that user information is not even freely available to the Sri Lankan Police. Amber Hawkes,head of Safety Policy, Asia Pacific at Facebook told Daily Mirror in response to a question raised that there is a strict criterion to follow for the law enforcement authorities seeking information.

“We have what is called basic subscriber information.its limited information.they can request that only if there has been a violation of local laws they are investigating. our teams will then assess it on a legal basis.we also have a team that provides training to local law enforcement about how to use our portal to request that kind of information and the parameters for it,which are very clear and very limited,”she said. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 7

  • Mm Friday, 27 November 2020 08:37 AM

    But in Lanka police take action mostly from cases seen on FB and sometimes the leaders of the country find out info only from social media or news papers

    BigEars Friday, 27 November 2020 09:25 AM

    Thanks Facebook for looking after the safety of your subscribers.

    Lumbini Friday, 27 November 2020 09:40 AM

    The way that things are taking place, Facebook has a short life to live in Sri Lanka.

    Sando Friday, 27 November 2020 10:19 AM

    Like China ...... Block it. Curse to any Society.

    K.L Pathirana Friday, 27 November 2020 11:22 AM

    Privacy is assured, thanks to the FB and their guidelines to safeguard their members.

    Gefry Friday, 27 November 2020 11:27 AM

    Excellent,Thanks for your action.

    jayantha Friday, 27 November 2020 03:09 PM

    Facebook = Gossop mill.

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