Embattled Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to adopt many of the privacy protection measures in the EU’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the wake of the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Zuckerburg is under pressure to make Facebook’s user data more secure.
The introduction of GDPR on May 25th will affect issues of consent, breach notification, right to access, data erasure and portability; with stiffer penalties for failure to comply. While the Facebook chief has pledged to adopt some of these measures he stops short of full compliance for American users of the social network.
American regulators are keen for all of the US tech giants to adopt the new EU rules in full. Facebook is introducing tools to clean up privacy settings to avoid user data being shared with external parties and Zuckerburg is due to make several personal appearances at forthcoming congressional hearings