Facebook needs to regain the public's trust, says New York AG
Mr. Attorney General.
Thank you very much for joining us today.
Earlier this week Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook issued a statement that enumerated a few bullets on how they would rectify the situation and how in the future they plan on protecting users data.
Did this statement go far enough?
Well, it was a pretty general statement.
I appreciate the fact that he took responsibility and admitted that'd done something wrong.
But I think at this point, it's fair to say no one is gonna just take Facebook's word on this.
They've lost a lot of public trust.
And look, we've had good experiences.
I've had good experiences working with Facebook in the past.
So our hope is that they'll wanna work with us on developing solutions going forward.
And I think that they're gonna have to do some work to credibly assert that now in 2018 all of the sudden they're gonna do everything right.
I do think in the long run this may be a bit challenging for them in the long run.
It's in Facebook's interest to get the facts out there and regains the public's trust.
And that's something we hope that they will see as we go fort.
They made it way too easy for them to get the data.
And then, they made it way too easy for them to avoid any consequences.
I don't think the public views it as much of an offence to say no, they didn't hack into us we just Let them in and let them have all the data.
And then when we discovered they had it, we said, will you promise us to destroy it?
They didn't break into the warehouse where were storing your stuff.
We just left the door open and went shopping.
That's not a very good defense.
This data breach has gotten a different response from the public.
This is something that I think reflects a significant change in public awareness and The determination to ensure that something better is done is very strong.