Facebook CEO to appear before European Parliament on data usage

Facebook CEO to appear before European Parliament on data usage

Facebook CEO to appear before European Parliament on data usage

Facebook's head of public policy Rebecca Stimson wrote a letter to the Committee, explaining that the company had provided information on its approach to data collection and privacy all across the globe, suggesting that after his grilling by USA senators Zuckerberg doesn't need to face questions from UK MPs.

Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge employee who went public in March with details of how the company harvested the personal data of tens of millions of people, told the Times that he had "been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, and answered preliminary questions".

Yet another instance of a Facebook app putting innocent users' sensitive private data at risk has been uncovered. United Kingdom authorities are now seeking a warrant to search the premises of Cambridge Analytica after the company has been involved in a row over its use of Facebook data.

Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data firm that worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, announced it is shutting down operations.

Facebook suspended the mypersonality app in April claiming it may have violated its terms.

British lawmakers have issued a similar demand, and Facebook told a panel there investigating the company that it would make a decision about Zuckerberg's potential appearance by Monday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company - but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the U.S.

Facebook is under fire for another privacy scandal.

"There is a lot more work to be done to find all the apps that may have misused people's Facebook data - and it will take time", Mr. Archibong said.

"I welcome Mark Zuckerberg's decision to appear in person before the representatives of 500 million Europeans".

In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica violates its 2011 settlement with the USA government over another series of privacy mishaps.

When Mr Wylie appeared before MPs he claimed to have "three binders of evidence" on Cambridge Analytica's involvement with Vote Leave during the UK's European Union referendum.

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