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Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook will likely find more data breaches

Sheryl Sandberg speaking
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told NBC's Savannah Guthrie that she expects Facebook will discover additional breaches in personal information when conducting audits of other third-party data providers, prompted by Cambrdige Analytica's misuse.

QuoteI’m not going to sit here and say that we’re not going to find more because we are.
— Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg: We could've addressed Cambridge Analytica years ago

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg admitted Friday that the Cambridge Analytica data breach came to Facebook's attention two and a half years ago, in December of 2015, but the company failed to take the same security steps they are now.

"We could've done this two and a half years ago," Sandberg admitted. "We thought the data had been deleted and we should have checked. They gave us assurances and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true ... We had legal assurances from them that they deleted it. What we didn't do is the next step of an audit and we're trying to do that now"
— Sheryl Sandberg during an interview on NBC's TODAY show with Savannah Guthrie