Published: Sun, April 08, 2018

Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible

Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will visit Capitol Hill to discuss consumer data privacy issues, the heads of a House panel said on Wednesday. AggregateIQ will lose all Facebook access.

The social site's chief operating officer admitted that there could have been more leaks like the Cambridge Analytica breach - where info for 87million users was exposed. It says it received data from 30 million users but never used it in the 2016 campaign.

Sandberg also said, in a different interview, that Facebook can not conduct such an audit because it must wait for the United Kingdom information commissioner to finishes its investigation of CA's election activity.

Facebook Data Breach - what happened?

It follows a scandal where a personality quiz app sucked up data for 270,000 Facebook respondents - and more than 80million of their Facebook friends too.

The social media company has been facing tremendous criticism after it came to light that it had known British firm Cambridge Analytica had been harvesting the data of Facebook users for years.

Facebook did ask Cambridge Analytica to delete the data, but didn't bother to make sure it had actually been deleted.

Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in March that he will not appear before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee to give evidence after Damian Collins, the head of the committee, invited Zuckerberg to answer for a "catastrophic failure of process".

"We're going after fake accounts", she told the "Today Show".

"We thought it had been deleted because they gave us assurances, and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true but. we had legal assurances from them that they deleted". "We are as focused as we know how to be be now, and I think taking very assertive steps in all of these areas".

"We have a responsibility to protect people's data".

The company could have done an audit, but did not, she said.

Sandberg also said they're "working with third-party fact checkers", and highlighted a pre-2018 election "partnership with the AP in all 50 states".

And MPs are expected to hear from senior Facebook execs in the United Kingdom about the breach soon too.

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