Facebook data row: UK MPs ask Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2018, 02:09 PM(IST)

File photo of Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph:( AFP )

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to appear before a British parliamentary committee. Zuckerberg has been asked to clarify claims that suggest that millions of users' data was harvested for use in political campaigns.

Damian Collins, chairman of the House of Commons digital, culture, media and sports committee, wrote to Zuckerberg asking for his own account of "this catastrophic failure of process". 

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has been slammed on various occasions in the past for failing to maintain user privacy, but this time social media giant finds itself amid a scandal of much bigger proportion.

The company has come under fire over revelations that UK-based data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica harvested and misused data of 50 million users to help US President Donald Trump win the 2016 election. 

According to reports, US, UK regulators and authorities have initiated a probe into the case; a judgment is likely to be out once the investigation is done. 

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