Following the legal ups and downs being experienced by the social media giant Facebook, the parliament has now used all its legal hold to seize the internal documents of the company. This move comes after Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive of Facebook, repeatedly refused from answering the questions put out by the MPs.
It has been noted that these cache of internal documentation might contain some significant revelations regarding the decisions taken by Facebook for data-privacy control over Cambridge Analytica Scandal. It is also claimed that these caches include several confidential emails exchanged between the senior executives as well as the correspondence being carried out with Zuckerberg.
The chairperson for Culture, Media, and Sport, Damian Collins, invoked a particularly rare mechanism in order to compel, Six4Three, the US software based company to hand over its documentation for the London business trip. In another such exception, parliament sent along a serjeant with arms to the hotel paired with the final warning. The founder of the software company failed to comply within the deadline of 2 hours which led to fines and risk of imprisonment with charges of failure to handover said documentations.
Regarding the issues related to Facebook, Collins commented that the social media platform is actually an uncharted territory for them. Given the fact that the parliament has failed to acquire relevant information from Facebook, the move is set to get their hands over the documents believed to hold information that might be of high relevance for the public or users of the social media channel.
This seizure of documentation is a whole new move towards a bitter battle concurring between this social media giant and the parliament. The company’s struggle to blame Facebook with regards to the concerns raised now questions the limits of the British parliament’s legal authority over the international companies.
Since March 2018, the social media platform has lost a whopping $100 Billion in terms of market value. This drop down came after “The Observer” exposed the data harvest carried out by Cambridge Analytica coming from 87 million US-based users. This brought down a PR crisis for Facebook. An access to the documentations will allow a better understanding of the data decisions that were made by Facebook down the line leading all the way to breach by Cambridge Analytica.
A spokesperson for Facebook said that the claims by Six4Three currently have zero merits and the company shall continue defending itself in a vigorous pattern.