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But, it isn't just people's mercurial nature that makes me believe our love affair with likes and shares is ending. Nonetheless, bipartisan consensus appears to be forming that Facebook can no longer be trusted to self-regulate and that Congress must step in.

The decision came as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the US Congress twice in less than 24 hours, apologising for the data breach scandal involving British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.Social networking giant Facebook has chose to stop funding a campaign that aims to defeat the California Consumer Privacy Act. These disruptions have spawned a whole industry of computer and data protection software and newer technologies. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen.

Facebook's priority should be protecting the personal data of its users, identifying and removing propaganda robots and content deemed to be directly harmful to any protected category of people; that advocates violence, theft, or property destruction; or that directly inflicts emotional distress on a specific private individual.

Some form of legislation is necessary, Blumenthal said. "They are already having conversations about how they cannot only make sure their current systems better protect user privacy and autonomy, but how artificially intelligence systems they are using can have ethical alignment built in by design", said Ms McEvoy.

The proximate cause is the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

Like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the new agency's central goal would be to represent the rights of consumers.

Facebook and Zuckerberg have been trying to contain the after effects of a privacy scandal which allowed one of the third party firms to access user data of millions of Facebook users without authorization.

Fears of overcorrection or the enactment of too much regulation were shared vocally by Republicans on the House of Representatives committee.

Notwithstanding, Walcott said the development could mean a significant shift in the way social media sites operate, adding it could likely mean greater regulation and even more improvements in privacy policies.

U.S. tech firms are going through a moment of reckoning in the wake of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's grilling by USA lawmakers on the social network's privacy and data practices, according to industry experts.

We know he understands the value of privacy because of the double-standard he's created on Facebook, ensuring it for himself but only himself. "The whistle was just blown but they were corrected 18 months ago, I don't think there is a need for a mad rush for businesses locally and in the region to stop advertising on Facebook because we haven't seen that reflected in how Barbadians are using the platform", he explained.

Zuckerberg was asked about that topic again this week by several members of Congress Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of the Luddites posing questions to Zuckerberg clearly could not fathom the depth of the answers required and why a single "yes" or "no" were not always possible. The GDPR, aimed at bringing stronger data protection and more data privacy for citizens of the European Union, also has implications for U.S. firms that have a presence there. Ben Lujan asked him whether or not Facebook collected data on users who did not have an account.

"Just like the bug bounty programme, Facebook will reward based on the impact of each report".

"I think maybe this is what this is all about: your right to privacy", Mr. Durbin said.

The New York Times - which broke the story along with The Observer of London - reported on March 18 that emails and documents suggest the firm "still possesses most or all of the trove".

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