The founder of Facebook has sent a letter to the US Congress in which he assumes the errors of the company and apologizes for the data leakage of millions of users.
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg , has explained to the United States Congress in a written statement published on Monday, April 9 that the social network has not done enough to prevent misuse and has apologized for the leak of data from millions of users.
“It is now clear that we did not do enough to prevent these tools from being used to harm,” he said in a statement made public by the US Energy and Trade Committee.
“We did not have a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” he continued in his statement. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry, I started Facebook, I direct it and I’m responsible for what happens here.”
He also said that Facebook’s biggest investment in security “will significantly impact our benefit from now on.”
Zuckerberg has attended a meeting with US lawmakers on Monday, prior to his statement to the two-day Congress, which begins on Tuesday.
Facebook begins to notify those affected by the data leak
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday in various US Congress committees that have claimed his presence.
Facebook begins to notify users, as of Monday, April 9, what applications they use and to what information they have allowed access , and can know it through a link that will appear at the top of the page, as explained by the Facebook Technology Director, Mike Schroepfer.
Thus, users have the possibility to decide whether or not to eliminate some applications, and they are also informed that they have seen their information compromised in the Cambridge Analytica case. This measure is part of a broader package announced by the company to exercise greater control over the data that applications can access.
These modifications come after the scandal of the British consultant Cambridge Analytica, by which the data of 87 million users of the social network would have been “inadequately shared” with Cambridge Analytica, according to the company’s estimates.
In the Spanish state, the calculations of the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg, put the number of people who installed the app ‘Thisisyourdigitallife’ in 44 and up to a total of 136,985 people may have been affected by data leakage.
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg , will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday in various US Congress committees that have claimed his presence. Previously he met on Monday with a group of deputies.