Facebook backlash: Failure to disclose political firm’s profile access draws scrutiny

That Facebook failed to immediately disclose the handoff of profile data by developer Aleksandr Kogan was an ethical misstep, said Peter Jaworski, a business ethicist at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

“If you do something wrong, it’s always better to be up front about it,” Jaworski said. “It’s always worse if they discover after the fact that you knew and did nothing.”