Facebook Boss Comes to EU Parliament for An Explanation
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will soon be coming to Brussels to explain the privacy scandal at the company in the European Parliament. He alone will not speak in public, only party leaders and the rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties are there, reports Town News.
That the conversation takes place behind closed doors may be the reason that Zuckerberg comes anyway. A very compelling invitation from the British Parliament to go and talk has been ignored so far.
‘His arrival is a step in the right direction.’
Parliament President Antonio Tajani said that Zuckerberg might be coming to Brussels next week. “His arrival is a step in the right direction to restore confidence, and our citizens deserve full and detailed explanations.” The parliament also wants Zuckerberg to guarantee that it will not happen again.
Data from an estimated 87 million Facebook users, including 2.7 million EU residents, were collected by the British company Cambridge Analytica. The data was used in President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
Zuckerberg spoke earlier about the scandal in the US Congress. There he apologised.