How many “unintentional” breaches can Facebook have before people start holding Zuckerberg himself responsible or accountable? In case you missed the latest episode of Facebook’s privacy violations, read this Business Insider story by Rob Price from this week for more background: Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent.
Jon Brodkin reports:
Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook’s privacy failures, according to reports by The Washington Post and NBC News. Facebook has been trying to protect Zuckerberg from that possibility in negotiations with the FTC, the Post wrote.
Federal regulators investigating Facebook are “exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightened oversight of his leadership,” the Post reported, citing anonymous sources who are familiar with the FTC discussions.
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