The threat of the publication of letters makes Facebook settle disputes with the authorities as quickly as possible.
The founder of the social network Mark Zuckerberg can directly relate to Facebook’s problems with the security of personal data of users. Letters indicating this were discovered during an investigation conducted by the American authorities against the company, writes The Wall Street Journal.
The correspondence the newspaper sources speak of dates back to 2012, when the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Facebook to ensure the confidentiality of personal data of social network users. However, according to the WSJ, top management of the social network and Zuckerberg did not include the execution of FTC regulations in the list of priority tasks.
The source said that the publication of these letters will negatively affect at least the reputation of Facebook. He also suggested that the threat of their publication forces the company to quickly deal with FTC claims as part of a 2018 investigation into the leakage of personal data of 50 million users through Cambridge Analytica.