The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will appear soon before European Parliament to discuss use of personal data from users after massive filtration of British company Cambridge Analytica, as reported on Wednesday President of this institution, Italian curator Antonio Tajani. "The founder and CEO of Facebook has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, we hope that next week, to meet leaders of political groups and with President and Rapporteur of Committee on Civil Liberties And justice, "Tajani wrote in a statement.More information
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Cambridge Analytica is consultancy that played a central role in scandal of massive filtering and unauthorized use of personal data from Facebook. At beginning of this month of May, company announced that it was closing. The British company, which worked for presidential campaign of Donald Trump, engulfed Facebook in a scandal since, in mid-March, a journalistic investigation of Guardian and New York Times revealed that personal data up to 87 Millions of people had been irregularly obtained from this social network and used unduly for electoral purposes, both to drive Trump campaign as Brexit, UK exit from EU.
Tajani has said that European citizens "deserve a complete and detailed explanation" and has felt that fact that founder of Facebook has agreed to appear before parliamentarians "is a step in right direction to restore confidence." It has also pointed out that European Parliament has decided to organise an audience with Facebook and or affected parties, which will give MEPs of Committee on Freedoms and or commissions opportunity to do "an in-depth analysis of aspects Related to protection of personal data. " In particular, it has indicated Tajani, "particular emphasis will be given to potential impact on electoral processes in Europe." "The internet giants must be responsible for content y publish," including false news and those of an illegal nature, said President of European Parliament.
Mark Zuckerberg, 33 years old, testified last April 10 for first time before U.S. Congress to explain Cambridge Analytica scandal. "We didn't do enough," he said in his arraignment, five hours. "It was my mistake and I'm sorry," he stressed. He also issued a warning to legislators: "There are people in Russia whose job it is to try to exploit our systems. This is an arms race. " The next day, in his second appearance, Zuckerberg admitted as "inevitable" that re will be new rules, but n added adversary: You have to be "careful" with regulation proposed, he said, a nuance that pronounced by an employer tends mean that rule is not aggressive.
Only a week after founder of Facebook appeared for hours before U.S. Congress, Zuckerberg was called (again) to give explanations in parliament. Tajani n made public his invitation through his Twitter account. "Facebook is a registered company in Dublin, and is refore subject to EU rules," President recalled.