Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Answer UK Lawmakers’ Questions Over Facebook Data Scandal

4 months ago admin Comments Off on Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Answer UK Lawmakers’ Questions Over Facebook Data Scandal
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will not answer questions from British lawmakers over how millions of users’ data get into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, according to a letter sent by the social network seen by Reuters.

Zuckerberg will instead send his Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer or Chief Product Officer Chris Cox to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee.

The committee, which had asked for Zuckerberg or someone senior from Facebook to appear, was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

Zuckerberg apologized last week for the mistakes Facebook had made and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information in a scandal which has rocked the social media giant on both sides of the Atlantic.

Also read: WhatsApp Takes on Paytm with QR Code Scan Support For Payments

The firm’s Head of UK Public Policy told lawmakers that Schroepfer or Cox were better placed to answer questions.

“Facebook fully recognizes the level of public and Parliamentary interest in these issues and support your belief that these issues must be addressed at the most senior levels of the company by those in an authoritative position,” wrote Rebecca Stimson.

“As such Mr Zuckerberg has personally asked one of his deputies to make themselves available to give evidence in person to the Committee.”

Don’t Miss: Tech and Auto Show | EP34 | Auto Expo 2018 Special | Unveilings & Launches

 

Also Watch
  • Immersive: 'Nehru Choron ka Pradhanmantri', Inside The Schools Of Adivasistan I Patthargarhi
    Immersive: ‘Nehru Choron ka Pradhanmantri’, Inside The Schools Of Adivasistan I Patthargarhi
  • Immersive : A Movement is Unifying Dissent in Villages, Patthargarhi
    Monday 26 March , 2018
    Immersive : A Movement is Unifying Dissent in Villages, Patthargarhi
  • Watch: Amit Trivedi Remixes His Popular Song For News18
    Monday 26 March , 2018
    Watch: Amit Trivedi Remixes His Popular Song For News18
  • Protests in Barcelona after Catalonia ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is detained
    Monday 26 March , 2018
    Protests in Barcelona after Catalonia ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is detained
  • Gaurav Gill, FIA APRC Winning Rally Racer, Team MRF
    Friday 23 March , 2018
    Gaurav Gill, FIA APRC Winning Rally Racer, Team MRF

[afsp_imgs kwd=”technics” num=”1″ wd=”640″ hg=”360″]

[afsp_tube kwd=”technics” num=”1″ wd=”640″ hg=”360″]