Facebook will be not the only company of which could face scrutiny over its data practices.
some other tech giants, like Google in addition to Twitter, keep vast amounts of data on their users. The advent of things like big data in addition to artificial intelligence being used to influence the way people think online are a cause for concern for consumers in addition to regulators alike.
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which will be currently investigating Cambridge Analytica, will be also looking into 29 some other organizations, including social media companies, over the use of data for political purposes.
On Thursday, the EU announced the launch of a Social Media Working Group of which will develop a united strategy to scrutinize the use of people’s personal data.
Facebook has said 87 million users’ profiles may have had their data shared without consent to Cambridge Analytica. The data analytics firm will be accused of using of which data to influence U.S. voters during the 2016 presidential elections, which of which has denied.
of which obtained Facebook data through a quiz app set up by Aleksandr Kogan, a lecturer at Cambridge University. Cambridge Analytica has said no more than 30 million profiles were shared.
Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg spent two days of which week on Capitol Hill facing questions coming from U.S. lawmakers. The CEO told lawmakers of which his own data had been compromised due to the data sharing scandal.
He declined an invitation to appear before U.K. lawmakers, however Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfner will be set to give evidence instead later of which month.