Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded publicly to the Cambridge Analytica situation, outlining the steps Facebook will take to address the abuse of user data and breach of trust.
Web Foundation President & CEO Adrian Lovett reacts to the plans:
“Following Mark Zuckerberg’s statement and interviews, there are three steps Facebook should take urgently:
“1. Publish clear policies for how Facebook will audit their apps, the conditions for suspending apps and their process of notifying users when apps are suspended or their data is compromised.
“2. Ensure a fully independent and complete audit of third party apps (past and present), and commit to make the findings public.
“3. Prohibit the use of user data for microtargeted political ads. This measure is essential to discourage companies like Cambridge Analytica from abusing the platform to undermine election transparency.”