"the last few months have been a very difficult time to gain the trust of users," Richard Allan, vice president of policy solutions, told a hearing Monday.
Alan made the above remarks at the third hearing held by the European Parliament for a thorough investigation of the data leakage scandal in Cambridge. The Cambridge analysis made inappropriate use of 87 million Facebook users' personal information, including some 2 million 700 thousand European users.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with some senior European Parliament officials in May, but avoided some of the most difficult questions.
Last month, Facebook told the European Parliament that the personal information of European users may not be abused by Cambridge analysis.
"Our measures include increased investment, including the increase in the number of employees in the security sector from about 10 thousand by the end of last year to 20 thousand at the end of the year," Alan said. We have shown to the market that profitability will be reduced because we need to invest more in security and privacy to regain the trust of users. " (compiling / frost leaves)