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How to regulate Facebook

Illustration: Caresse Haaser, Sarah Grillo / Axios

For years, people didn't mind handing their personal information over to social networks so they could chat with friends or take fun quizzes. That's changing in the wake of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal.

What's next: There are lots of signals that data privacy rules of some sort are on the way — including congressional hearings and Mark Zuckerberg's acknowledgment that regulations may not be such a bad thing. The social network also faces state and federal investigations. Look for proposals on data portability, transparency and new opt-in rules. New privacy rules in Europe are also a template.