HYP3R, Cambridge Analytica all over again

Instagram is under public scrutiny after a trusted partner “HYP3R” was caught scrapping data from user and storing such data for marketing use.

Instagram has reportedly terminated cooperation with HYP3R since, but further analysis showed that even upon termination HYP3R was able to retrieve more than a million data elements bypassing the poor security barrier in place.

The marketing company was making use of the data (including life posts) in order to create targeted advertisement.

According to Instagram, the company was terminated from business after violating the terms of use agreement, while HYP3R states not to be under any violation.



Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.
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