Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under close scrutiny in federal privacy probe
Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users’ personal information have set their sights on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightened oversight of his leadership. Apparently, the discussions about how to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s data lapses have come in the context of wide-ranging talks between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook that could settle the government’s more than year-old probe. Such a move could create new legal, political and public-relations headaches for one of Silicon Valley’s best known corporate leaders.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under close scrutiny in federal privacy probe FTC could hold Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook lapses, report says (Associated Press)