Facebook chief Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament members over data privacy

WION Web Team
London, UKUpdated: May 16, 2018, 09:51 PM IST
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Tajani said the meeting could take place "as early as next week".

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet European Parliament members to answer questions after a data harvesting scandal, newswire AFP quoted a top European Parliament official as saying on Wednesday.

Facebook had earlier said Zuckerberg wouldn't be answering questions to UK lawmakers but he has finally agreed to meet representatives of the European Parliament.  

Senior lawmakers have agreed Mark Zuckerberg should come clarify issues related to the use of personal data in a meeting with representatives of the European Parliament, the parliament's leader Antonio Tajani said in a statement.

Tajani said the meeting could take place "as early as next week".

Meanwhile, reports said French president Macron will hold "tough talks" with the Facebook boss over data privacy in Paris when Zuckerberg visits the city next week.

Zuckerberg is set to visit France for a technology meet next Wednesday. The French president will hold one-to-one meet with the Facebook chief, reports said.

Last month Zuckerberg had answered questions to a US congressional committee over data hacking allegedly carried out by Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company which reportedly used Facebook data during President Trump's US presidential campaign in 2016.