US Senators Respond to Facebook Data Mining

The United States Government has introduced a bill to counteract Zuckerberg’s ‘mistake’.

US Senators Respond to Facebook Data Mining (The New Daily)
US Senators Respond to Facebook Data Mining (The New Daily)

Two Senate Judiciary Committee members in the United States have introduced a bill to counteract Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy breach.

The Kennedy-Klobuchar bill will give consumers the power to disable data tracking. It will also force Facebook to notify individuals if their privacy is being breached within 72 hours.

“The digital space can’t keep operating like the Wild Wild West at the expense of our privacy,” Klobuchar said.

It was made public knowledge this week, that Zuckerberg allowed a Cambridge professor to collect personal data on roughly 87 million Facebook users in the United States. He then shared this information with the same political consulting firm that worked for the Donald Trump campaign, a piece of information that definitely raised red flags.

Zuckerberg very publicly labelled it a ‘mistake’, but the Kennedy-Klobuchar bill can ensure this won’t happen again. The bill will see consumers making the decision about what personal data they want to share.

 

 

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Elena Webster is recent graduate of RMIT, with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism). She loves all things media, from writing features articles to creating and editing video. She is a voracious reader and an exaggerated storyteller. As the loudest person in most social settings, Elena loves to network and meet new people. She has also worked overseas and met an odd collection of people through her travel. Elena is fascinated by pop culture and can’t remember how life used to be before video streaming platforms.