Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Zuckerberg to heading to European Union next Tuesday

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"I welcome Mark Zuckerberg's decision to appear in person before the representatives of 500 million Europeans", he said.

His concern and even frustration that the leadership of the EP agreed to hold a meeting behind closed doors, was expressed by a number of parliamentarians.

In March, UK Conservative lawmaker Damian Collins demanded Zuckerberg provide evidence to the Commons committee pertaining to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but the billionaire refused, opting to only front the US Congress.

However Zuckerburg will be questioned by the chair of the United Kingdom parliament's justice and home affairs committee, Claude Moraes, as he is a British Labour MEP.

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani confirmed the Facebook founder and CEO will be in Brussels "as soon as possible, hopefully already next week" to meet the leaders of political groups and the chair and the Rapporteur of the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).

While Zuckerberg testified last month to the U.S. Congress, he had always been noncommittal on his appearance in Europe, sending his chief technical officer to speak to the British parliament and delaying confirmation of any visit to Brussels.

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will attend a behind-closed-doors session at the European parliament, possibly as early as next week.

"Pity this will not be a public hearing".

Zuckerberg's trip across the pond to visit Europe comes ahead of the implementation of the EU's data protection regulation.

"There are over 40 million Facebook users in the United Kingdom and they deserve to hear answers from Mark Zuckerberg about the company he created and whether it is able to keep its users' data safe". "It's a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence".

The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to appear before them for weeks ever since it emerged that a company, political consultants Cambridge Analytica, had been allowed to misuse the data of millions of Facebook users.

Damian Collins, the head of the United Kingdom parliament's media committee, has said he hopes Zuckerberg would take advantage of his trip to Europe next week to visit London and testify there as well.

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