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Ex-Head Of Cambridge Analytica To Appear Before UK Committee

Ex-Head Of Cambridge Analytica To Appear Before UK Committee

According to reports, following the meeting with Zuckerberg, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament will hold a press conference to furnish the media with his version of events.

Mark Zuckerberg has accepted an invitation to appear before the European Parliament in a closed-door session over the Cambridge Analytica scandal surrounding his firm, despite yet again refusing to be questioned by MPs in the UK.

"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation".

And now Zuckerberg is to appear before the European Parliament, and has reportedly even agreed to meet with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, next Wednesday.

The world's largest social network has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the Facebook data of 87 million users. Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit MORE (D-Del.) whether Bannon's goal "was to suppress voting or discourage certain individuals in the US from voting". He said that during the meeting, Zuckerberg will appear before the members of the LIBE committee and other relevant committees to carry out an in-depth analysis of various aspects related to personal data protection. The meeting would take place "as soon as possible, hopefully. next week", Mr Tajani added.

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However, there are some Parliamentary members who are unhappy that the meeting will be behind closed doors.

Given Zuckerberg has thrice denied requests from United Kingdom lawmakers to take questions about his platform in a public hearing we can only assume the company made the CEO's appearance in front of European Union parliamentarians conditional on the meeting being closed. "It's a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence".

A DCMS committee spokesperson confirmed no formal summons has been issued to Zuckerberg to date, although Vote Leave campaign director Dominic Cummings, and former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix - both embroiled in the burgeoning scandal over the alleged misuse of data in political campaigns - were subject to formal summons.

"We have accepted the Council of President's proposal to meet with leaders of the European Parliament and appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people's privacy", Facebook said in a statement.


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