Zuckerberg's Personal Data Also Leaked In Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Apr 12 2018
"A lot of times regulations put in place rules that a company that is larger, that has resources like ours, can easily comply with, but that might be more hard for a smaller startup company". Zuckerberg didn't elaborate because he was being pressed to keep his answers as brief as possible by Rep. Anna Eshoo, the Democrat from Silicon Valley who was questioning him.
Attention to the GDPR continues to ramp up, and it makes sense that the regulation was brought up during the two-day grilling Zuckerberg has faced by USA lawmakers. Zuckerbergsaid the company viewed the site as an open forum for ideas.
Zuckerberg offered two explanations for tracking web behavior.
He askedZuckerberg which parts would be appropriate for the U.S.to adopt as well, and the Facebook CEO said he agrees with having some type of controls or Facebook regulation, especially when it comes to sensitive technology like facial recognition. If they were put in a position where users had to understand the settings and know where to find them before Facebook could collect any personal data-well, I think you'd be amazed at just how quickly they could design a really nice, simple user interface for privacy settings. "It's collected for growth reasons as well", he said, to make sure people have the right friend suggestions when they sign into the service for the first time.
"We have communicated directly with Diamond And Silk about this issue", the spokesperson said.
"We continue to have these abuses and these data breaches, but at the same time, it doesn't seem like future activities are prevented", DeGette responded. "How is today's apology different?"
Capito sought information about Facebook privacy policies, but also took the opportunity to get Zuckerberg to commit to partnering with the FDA in an effort to cripple the sales of Fentanyl and other opioid drugs over social media and the Internet.
Much of the effort was aimed at denigrating Democrat Hillary Clinton and thereby helping Republican Trump, or simply encouraging divisiveness and undercutting faith in the USA system.
Facebook believes approximately 87 million people were compromised in the scandal; however, the application that Cambridge Analytica used was created in 2014 and has been collecting information from Facebook users for several years, in addition to information from other apps. Zuckerberg said Wednesady that Facebook feels "a lot of competition" because the average American uses eight apps daily to stayed connected to people.
Zuckerbergtold her that specific case was an "enforcement error" and that the company has "already gotten in touch with them to reverse it".
Zuckerberg said at a House hearing Wednesday that it is "inevitable that there will be some sort of regulation".
Republicans have yet to get behind any legislation, but that could change.
"Mr Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?" he asked.
Senator John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana later toldZuckerberg directly, "Here's what everybody's been trying to tell you today, and-and I say this gently. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", he said. "I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner", said Galvin.
He outlined steps the company has taken to restrict outsiders' access to people's personal information. "You are collecting personal information on people who do not even have Facebook accounts".