The Russian company has received access to personal data of users of Facebook after the social network policy was changed.
In particular, the submission States that the company from Russia has developed for Facebook hundreds of apps that gave the opportunity to collect users ‘ personal information. This occurred before 2015, when the social network legally allowed third-party applications collect user data.
After the policy change Facebook access to personal data for applications was closed, but two applications Mail.Ru Group, the newspaper writes, in the next two weeks with the permission of the social network can collect this information.
The article mentions a letter to Facebook in the U.S. Congress, which stated that after may 2015, when entered into force a ban, the social network has granted access to applications 61 company, including Mail.Ru Group.
Vice-President of Facebook for cooperation Have Archibong said that the leadership of the social network, there is no reason to believe that Mail.Ru Group improperly used the resulting data. However, he said that currently, Facebook is under investigation concerning Mail.Ru Group, along with other companies.