1. FACEBOOK SAYS IT UPLOADED EMAIL CONTACTS OF UP TO 1.5 MILLION USERS
Facebook Incorporated said it may have “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company.
In March, Facebook said it had stopped offering email password verification as an option for people who signed up for the first time.
The company added that there were cases in which email contacts of people were uploaded to Facebook when they created their account.
Facebook told reporters that these contacts were not shared with anyone and that they will be deleting them, adding that users whose contacts were imported will be notified.
In a statement, the company said the underlying glitch has been fixed. Facebook has been hit by a number of privacy-related issues recently, including a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees.
2. OVER 100 DAYCARE CENTRES IN NETHERLANDS BAN NON-VACCINATED CHILDREN
More than 100 pre-school daycare centres in the Netherlands say their policy is to refuse children who have not been vaccinated.
According to broadcaster NOS, some 25 of these centres have actually banned children who are not vaccinated.
The broadcaster says it is illegal to ban children who have not been vaccinated because of anti-discrimination laws, however, daycare centres can refuse to admit children if there is a serious health issue, such as a measles outbreak.
The NOS report follows the news that four children under the age of four have developed measles at a daycare centre The Hague, none of whom were vaccinated against the disease.
Junior social affairs minister Tamara van Ark has set up a committee to look into the legal implications of banning non-vaccinated children from daycare, describing the issue as complex.