Facebook: Real and Perceived Risk and Opportunity

Recent news headlines have created concerns around Facebook and its data privacy policies. The shares have declined about 13% in light of this disclosure, albeit in a market falling 6% unsettled by the uncertainty around US trade policy and Jerome Powell’s first announcement as chair of the US Federal Reserve. Facebook has faced other negative headlines over the last year, most notably the fake Russian accounts which stirred controversy during the 2016 US presidential election. Digital transformation is all about internet platforms using user data to provide services to their customers with their consent and within appropriate regulatory boundaries. Internet usage of the internet has grown exponentially with countless new services and increasing ease from smartphones. 

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