Former Facebook Employee: Warned Company in 2012 About Potential Risks Similar to Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

A former Facebook employee says he warned the company in 2012 about potential risks like the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Sandy Parakilas, who was a platform operations manager at Facebook, joins CBSN to talk about the privacy violations.

Sandy Parakilas, former employee at Facebook, told CBS News that he warned people about possible scenarios of bad things that could happen with the data security situation at Facebook in 2012. Parakilas said security wasn’t a priority because of their business model that was based on access to their data to advertisers.

2013: Allowed app to use data
2014: Changed data policies
2015: Learned data was sold to Cambridge Analytica

Possible Facebook Privacy Changes
Investigating Apps
Restricting Data
Creating Accessible Privacy Tools
Allowing Users to Revoke Data

Facebook users to learn if their data was shared with Facebook saying it will begin to alert the estimated 87 million users whose information was shared with Cambridge Analytica.

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