Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg is getting ready to issue a statement of apology as he is pulled before the US Congress over the Facebook data scandal.
The majority of this had happened when more than a million British users have had their personal data reaped by Cambridge Analytica in the wake of finishing a personality test on the social network – which left Facebook confronting an enormous bill in the UK alone.
Zuckerburg, 33, will concede before the politicians that the site ‘didn’t do what’s needed to keep these tools from being utilized for harm’, besides he will thusly apologize, deeming himself responsible for the mess.
Although Facebook had started posting cautions on the newsfeeds of 87 million users worldwide whose information may have been imparted to CA – of whom 1.1 million are believed to be from the UK.
Dispute resolution lawyer Jonathan Compton later said that those influenced could complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or make a case through the civil courts in light of the fact that losing their data had been ‘upsetting’.
The British victims of this scandal could be entitled for £12,500 each in remuneration, said the lawyers.
‘The start point for any award might be between £10,000 and £12,500. This will vary of course if the personal information is comparatively trivial or very serious and damaging.‘
– says Mr Compton, a partner at DMH Stallard.
Zuckerberg, who had declined invitations to appear before British MPs, will be grilled over two days at Capitol Hill for the first time.
The entrepreneur is said to begin his testimony by saying:
‘We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it and I’m responsible for what happens here…‘