Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that regulators and governments should play a more active role in the Internet space in order to protect society. He stated this in his column for The Washington Post.
Zuckerberg identified four areas where new rules are needed: data portability, election, malicious content and privacy.
According to the head of Facebook, Internet companies should be responsible for compliance with the rules and regulations established in relation to malicious content. In addition, the industry should have a more standardized approach to how and when such content should be removed.
Zuckerberg also believes that it would be good for the Internet if laws such as the GDPR were enacted not only in the EU, but also in other countries of the world – for this to become common practice.
Finally, he noted that any rules in this area should guarantee the principle of data portability (data portability) and allow people to move their data from service to service.
It is noteworthy that the statement of Mark Zuckerberg came after the company had experienced a series of scandals related to breaches of confidentiality.
A year ago, the head of Facebook said otherwise. In particular, in the comments to several publications, he stated that regulators should make recommendations, and not dictate their own rules.
Now in his column, he called on regulators to establish specific and standardized rules for Internet companies.
Recent developments and scandals have also affected Facebook’s strategy. So, in March, Mark Zuckerberg told about his vision of the future social network as a platform for which confidentiality is one of the main values.