Facebook is doing whatever it takes to curb any repercussions from the Cambridge Analytics scandal. Still, the list of lawsuits the company hasn’t ended yet.
Right now Facebook is defending itself against a class-action lawsuit related to the scandal. According to a report by Law360, the company’s CEO Orin Synder has made a comment that people who use social media sites “have no expectation of privacy.”
“There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy,” he said on Wednesday in an attempt to wrap up the case.
Synder argued that Facebook is more of a “town square” where people come and share personal information.
He added that you need to closely guard something closely to have “a reasonable expectation of privacy.” However, he did try to assure that Facebook has a focus on privacy for the future.
District Judge Vince Chhabria was quick to turn down Synder’s argument and said it was contrary to Facebook’s stance on privacy.
This comes at a time when it’s not just Facebook, all major tech companies are being questioned over privacy. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is often found on stage, talking about how the social network is improving privacy over the platform and that it cares about the safety of its users. In fact, the CEO has even called Facebook an “innovator in privacy.”
Via Daily Dot