Facebook admitted that the Cambridge Analytica scandal
"shattered Facebook bosses to global affairs" Sir Nick Clegg told the BBC it was fair to say the company had "not done enough" in the past.
"But I think it's not fair to say that the company did nothing," he said.
"In recent years, many new measures have been introduced to ensure the security of data and protect people's privacy, but this is clearly not enough."
The Social Network Pays a Record $ 5 Billion (GBP 4 Billion) Following allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica did not properly collect data from up to 87 million Facebook users in 201
Facebook has also done so, agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission $ 100 million to pay the fees s misleading information about how to handle user data.
There were allegations that the FTC fine is just a drop in the ocean for Facebook, which reports better-than-expected quarterly sales of $ 16.9 billion on Wednesday after $ 13.2 billion in the same quarter Period in 2018.
Sir Nick said this was part of the challenges facing Facebook when it comes to regaining public trust. 19659005] "I do not think people will assure Facebook that everything will be fine in the future – I think words are not enough."
The former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader said he had joined Facebook because he believes that culture is changing and that legislators need to seriously discuss whether data-intensive companies like Facebook allow other companies to share data and to use.
"Facebook was deeply shocked by the Cambridge An alytica allegations, and since then, long before the FTC agreement was announced today, Facebook is trying to find a better balance."
He said this meant that developers can "use better data so that not everything is hoarded by Facebook, but in a much safer way so that we avoid things like Cambridge Analytica ever coming back."
"I think Facebook has that Experience has shown that the privacy of developers and scientists can be abused if access to data is not properly controlled. "
Facebook's former security chief Alex Stamos has suggested that the technology company benefit financially from FTC intervention .