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Mark Zuckerberg Admits His Personal Data Was Compromised During Cambridge Analytica Leak

Day two of the US Congress hearing

Mark Zuckerberg Admits His Personal Data Was Compromised During Cambridge Analytica Leak

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his own personal data was sold to third parties during the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Speaking at the second day of a US congress hearing into the data leak, Zuckerberg conceded that he was one of the reported 84 million people who had their data compromised, however he has rebutted suggestions that users don't have enough control over their data on Facebook.

"Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook...there is a control. Right there. Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there," he said.

Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook hasn't taken enough responsibility in protecting their users, given the way in which the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded.

However, he warned against lawmakers imposing regulations on Facebook and other social media outlets following the Russian intervention on the platform, saying that the size of Facebook meant that the company has the resources to comply to standards.

"The internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation," he said.

"So my position is not that there should be no regulation but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place."

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