A high-ranking Democrat on Tuesday called on the Federal Trade Commission to hold Facebook as chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg individually responsible for the company's repeated breaches of US privacy, claiming that Zuckerberg's status as a majority shareholder inappropriately disqualified him from the company Accountability cuts off against the board and shareholders of Facebook.
Senator Ron Wyden's remarks, D-Ore., Came as federal regulators allegedly considered overcontrolling Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook regarding the mistreatment of the personal network by the social network giant Information, who may have violated an ongoing approval decree that legally obliges the company to better protect user information.
"Given Mr Zuckerberg's fraudulent statements, his personal control over Facebook and his role in approving important decisions related to The FTC can and must personally hold Mr. Zuckerberg responsible for sharing such user-related data for these continued violations Wyden wrote:
"The FTC must also clarify the significant and material penalties that should apply to both Facebook and Mr. Zuckerberg, should future violations, "Wyden added.
The discussions between Facebook and FTC representatives about data breaches have had a bearing on the CEO's personal responsibility, the Washington Post reported Friday. Zuckerberg controls a majority of Facebook's voting rights and manages the company since its inception in Harvard in 2004.
The Post quoted two anonymous sources who were familiar with the discussions. It was said that if Zuckerberg was held back with reluctance, one could send a message to other tech giants that the FTC could blame their leaders for privacy issues.
"The days when it is said that this is an innocent platform are over, and Mark is being cited on a large scale. Enforcement would make this house soar," former Facebook investor Roger McNamee said Newspaper.
The FTC had no comment, and Facebook did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
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The Commission launched an investigation against Facebook last year after the company's launch Data mining company Cambridge Analytica caught up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission
The FTC has investigated whether this massive collapse triggered a ruling that Facebook closed in 2011 after government regulators closed the Menlo P. ark, California, California, has repeatedly breached its privacy claims against users, which now total $ 2.3 billion worldwide.
The FTC Regulation, which runs until 2031, requires that Facebook request the consent of its users to share their personal information in a manner
The Post reported that the FTC is considering fining Facebook with several Billions of dollars to beat. This would exceed its previous record $ 22.5 million fine that Google confided in Google 2012 for bypassing privacy controls in Apple's Safari browser.
Facebook has been overused by media coverage over the past year, stressing what critics call a careless attitude to protecting privacy and user data – and by preventing the spread of hate speech and misinformation on the largest communication medium in history ,
On Thursday, the Instagram affiliate said in a blog post that millions of users are affected by password security. When Facebook announced the problem nearly four weeks ago, it was not.
In the first announcement, tens of thousands of passwords were stored on the site in plain text so that company employees could search for them.
Earlier this could already happen A former mentor from Zuckerberg described the Facebook CEO's call for more state regulation of big tech as selfish, cynical, and as "Mo" countless to insincerity. "
In a post-op ed, Zuckerberg called for a more uniform approach to content control, a common standard for reviewing political actors before and during elections, the adoption of European data protection laws as a common framework and a guarantee for the so-called Data Portability
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However, who was staying at Zuckerberg The early years of the social network said his suggestions be disingenuous. "
" Every proposal is transparent to itself, "said McNamee in a business opinion for The Guardian." While I welcome Zuckerberg for trying to engage policymakers, I do not think anyone would suggest these should take seriously. "
Christopher Carbone and The Associated Press of Fox News wore to this report.