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The founder of Facebook appeared today before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Senate. He also considered “inevitable” to regulate Internet privacy laws.
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Wednesday (11.04.2018) that his personal data on the social network were sold to the British company Cambridge Analytica, which accessed the information of 87 million users without their consent.
Zuckerberg, 33, appeared today before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives, after answering Tuesday the questions of 44 of the hundred senators in another hearing.
At the hearing, speaking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Democratic lawmaker Anna Eshoo asked Zuckerberg about whether his personal data were sold to “third parties,” to which the manager replied with a brief “yes.”
When asked about the subject of regulations by Republican lawmaker Fred Upton, Zuckerberg considered that “it is inevitable that there is a need for some regulation” in his industry, although he warned legislators that they have to “be careful” with the rules that approve In that sense, he indicated that technological giants could easily comply with regulations, but could harm emerging companies.
The appearance of Zuckerberg comes after several media in March revealed that the British company Cambridge Analytica had access in 2014 to data collected by Facebook and used that information to build a computer program to predict the decisions of users and influence them .
The Cambridge Analytica company allegedly collaborated with the team of the current US president, Donald Trump, during the campaign for the 2016 elections.
Initially, Facebook had 50 million affected, but at the beginning of April it admitted that Cambridge Analytica accessed data from 87 million users worldwide, which is equivalent to a quarter of all Facebook users in the world. U.S.