Zuckerberg indicted over Facebook privacy scandal

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, has been charged with his role in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. An “extensive investigation” has revealed that the CEO contributed to lax control over user data and the drafting of misleading privacy agreements. Parties such as Cambridge Analytica thus had access to the personal information of more than 87 million users.

Prosecutor Karl Racine said so in a press statement on Monday, Bloomberg news agency reported .

Here’s what you need to know about Cambridge Analytica’s privacy scandal

Racine wants to hold Zuckerberg liable for his part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Via Facebook, the British company collected personal data from more than 87 million users, without asking permission. In the 2016 presidential election, candidate Donald Trump called on the company’s services to target his election ads and messages to American Facebook users.

Racine called the incident “the biggest consumer privacy scandal in the country’s history”. Facebook has been reprimanded for this by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In July 2019, the American regulator imposed a $5 billion fine on the platform for this privacy violation. She blamed Facebook for failing to protect users’ privacy and personal information.

Zuckerberg was then exonerated by the FTC. He had to personally ensure that he would better protect the privacy of his users in the future. He was instructed to prepare a quarterly report on what he had done to achieve this.

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