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Watch Mark Zuckerberg and Maurice Levy talk live at VivaTech

Watch Mark Zuckerberg and Maurice Levy talk live at VivaTech

A look at the lawsuit filed against Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg and why he's being accused of weaponizing data.

"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility".

But "everyone cares about privacy".

"We've been very clear that we'll roll out the same controls all around the world", he said, adding that "good regulation" would increase user trust in how tech giants use their data.

"Some sort of regulation is important and inevitable", he said.

Although the government has denied any sort of involvement with the firm, it still stands to be understood why the company had such an interest in tiny Malta, so much so that close to one in 70 Maltese Facebook users are reported by the European Commission to have had their data mined and harvested by Cambridge Analytica. In terms of data use, in terms of ranking feed, he said, "people want us to use data to make services better".

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Facebook has been rolling out its full GDPR compliance for a while, and one interesting lesson is that the "vast majority of users choose to opt-in" to their new policies. "Ad ranking may be less useful".

"The evidence uncovered by plaintiff demonstrates that the Cambridge Analytica scandal was not the result of mere negligence on Facebook's part but was rather the direct outcome of the malicious and fraudulent scheme Zuckerberg designed in 2012 to cover up his failure to anticipate the world's transition to smartphones", legal documents said.

"So first, we're building a system where people can now appeal decisions we make on content".

Zuckerberg again admitted to being slow to recognize Russian interference with the 2016 election.

Speaking at the VivaTech trade fair in Paris a day before new European data protection rules come into force Zuckerberg said Europe's history had made its citizens particularly wary when it comes to data collection.

A Facebook spokesman told the Guardian: "When we changed our policy in 2015, we gave all third-party developers ample notice of material platform changes that could have impacted their applications".


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