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Opinion: Worldwide Banking Rules a Model for Facebook Oversight

Facebook’s future and the data policies of other major tech companies depend on Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to convince the government and the public on corporate governance reform. Photo: IC
Facebook’s future and the data policies of other major tech companies depend on Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to convince the government and the public on corporate governance reform. Photo: IC

Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s current dilemma is much like one portrayed in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” in which young scientist Victor Frankenstein invents a macabre but sentient monster in an unconventional experiment. And as in “Frankenstein,” the global villagers are laying siege to Zuckerberg’s glorious castle and creation. How investors and speculators interpret and react to a threat to its sprawling business model will redefine data privacy across the internet in both the West and China.

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