Mark Zuckerberg apologized Wednesday night for his company's handling of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. "This was a big breach of trust and I really regret that it happened," he said in an interview on CNN. "Our responsibility now is to make sure this does not happen again."
Earlier in the day, Zuckerberg wrote a post on Facebook in which he said the company had made mistakes in handling the Cambridge Analytica data revelations. The company designed a multipart plan designed to reduce the amount of data shared by users with external developers, and said it would audit some developers who had access to large amounts of data before previous restrictions were implemented in 2014.
Zuckerberg spoke with CNN senior technology correspondent Laurie Segall with the segment broadcast during Anderson Cooper 360. The news came at a crucial time for Facebook as it stems from the consequences of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.