The founder of social network Facebook mark Zuckerberg is not going to explain to the British parliamentarians , and how the personal data of tens of millions of social network users fell into the hands of political consultants London firm Cambridge Analytica.
About it reports on Tuesday, March 27, the news service Sky News, citing
A letter to Rebecca Stimson, Director of public policy for Facebook in the UK, addressed to the head of the parliamentary Committee, Damian Collins, is responsible for the investigation of this case.
From this message it appears that on March 20 Collins bratila to Zuckerberg with a request to personally address the Committee. The author of the letter notes that the British parliamentarians will meet high-ranking employees of Facebook Mike Krepper and Chris Cox.
Last week mark Zuckerberg apologized for leaking personal data of millions of users through Cambridge Analytica, buying this strip in major Newspapers of the US and the UK.
«You may have heard about the application-the questionnaire created by the University researcher, because of which in 2014 Facebook has leaked the data of millions of people. It was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry that we did not do more. Now we are taking action to be sure that it won’t happen again» – leads the text of the appeal Zuckerberg website NEWSru.com.
The newspaper reminds that on the night of 24 March in the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica by a court decision, a search was conducted. The company suspected that it without the permission of the gathered personal data of more than 50 million users of Facebook in order to develop an algorithm for analysis of political preferences of voters. Cambridge Analytica in response announced the suspension of the powers of the Executive head of Alexander nicks.
The Facebook scandal erupted in mid-March after exposing publications in several major journals, and the social network has blocked the page Cambridge Analytica, and also a blog by a Professor of psychology at Cambridge University Alexander Kogan, who created them using the app thisisyourdigitallife gave data about Facebook users to third parties, including Cambridge Analytica.
It is assumed that these data could be used during the election campaign in the United States in 2016 and a referendum on British exit from the EU (Brexit).