European commissioner for consumer Rights, and Justice, Vera Jourova is demanding an explanation from Facebook about the dataschandaal in the social network. “I expect further clarification from Facebook. To what extent are the European users approximately been affected”, asks the Czech in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
According to the newspaper Jourova, the Facebook-board of directors, by letter writing. The request for explanation must be Monday walk out the door to operational topvrouw (COO) Sheryl Sandberg.
Facebook came last week under fire after TheNew York Times and The Guardian had a message that Cambridge Analytica, a data analyst firm that Donald Trumps campaign worked, had access to the personal data of more than fifty million users. That data would be unlawfully used in the American election. Using an app had Cambridge Analytica gained access to the data.
‘Foundations of our democracy’
‘This is a misuse of the data of fifty million Facebook users is totally unacceptable, ” says Jourava to the newspaper after a trip to the United States. The Us government and authorities have assured her that the allegations very seriously and the necessary steps to prepare. Also the European data protection supervisor reviews the case.
“This scandal must for anyone reveille [the bugler]: the way we are with our personal data handling, can have very large consequences. It is, after all, to the very foundations of our democracy”, according to Jourova.