Big tech firms such as Facebook could inadvertently benefit from new European privacy rules aimed at strengthening consumer control over personal data.
Facebook Product Management Director David Baser said in a blog post Monday that the company collects and receives information about people even if they’re logged out or don’t have a an account. “This is because other apps and sites don’t know who is using Facebook,” he wrote.
Baser said Facebook collects information including your computer’s IP address, the type of browser you’re using to access the internet, the software your computer runs (Android, macOS, Windows, iOS, etc.), and other material.