teknolojiarsivi.com May 27, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament over Facebook data use

17 May 2018, 01:16 | Floyd Cook

Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament over Facebook data use

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower warns of 'new Cold War' online

It was confirmed by president of the European parliament Antonio Tajani who declared web giants should be held responsible for "blatantly false news and illegal content". "It is a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence".

The company said it had agreed to the proposal "to meet with leaders of the European Parliament and appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people's privacy".

The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to submit to an on-air grilling since it emerged earlier this year that a company, political consultants Cambridge Analytica, had been allowed to misuse the data of millions of Facebook users. "Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation".

Some MEPs will likely be upset by the behind-closed-doors arrangement.

The UK parliament has also invited the Facebook CEO to answer questions. Zuckerberg testified before the U.S. Congress last month on privacy issues. That will be before the LIBE Committee and "other relevant committees". The European Parliament president said in a statement that the meeting would take place "as soon as possible" and potentially next week.

Last month, Tajani sent a letter to Zuckberberg demanding he appear before MEPs from the LIBE Committee, and the Legal Affairs (JURI), Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and Industry (ITRE) Committees.

European Union politicians are set to grill Facebook's chief executive regarding the improper use of 87 million users' data by Cambridge Analytica. Around 2.7 million of those users are based in the EU. However Facebook has in parallel been auditing third-party apps to see if any may have misused data and embarked on a process of greater transparency over things like privacy settings and data collection.

It also comes as Christopher Wylie, a former worker at Cambridge Analytica, is to testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the handling of Facebook users' data by the social media company and his former employer. The Facebook CEO has not responded to the summons.

Although the scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica has since collapsed, regulators in the United Kingdom say they are continuing their investigation into the how the company harvested data from millions of Facebook users.

Other News

Trending Now

Cannes 2018: Kangana ups the oomph quotient
She walked the red carpet for liquor brand Grey Goose to celebrate cinematic excellence through the global platform. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will also make appearances on the Cannes red carpet in the days to come.

French outrage after Trump mimics Paris attackers
The French government slammed Trump's comments, urging the US President to apologize. Karim Brohi, another Royal London surgeon, said Trump's position makes no sense.

Uber and Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims
Uber is also doing away with the mandate that all settlements concerning sexual assault or harassment must be kept confidential. Previously, passengers agreed to arbitration when they signed up for Uber , as part of its terms of service.

Stalker 2 Development Confirmed, Launches in 2021
The original STALKER was followed by the prequel STALKER : Clear Sky and a direct follow-up, STALKER : Call of Pripyat . The bad news is that it's not going to happen anytime soon: The Stalker 2 site now indicates that it'll be out in 2021.

Chelsea 'don't have a chance' unless they improve - Conte
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has warned his players ahead of his sides FA Cup final clash with Manchester United slated for May 19.

Destiny 2's Warmind Expansion Drops Tomorrow
It means you'll be able to play all the Warmind and Curse of Osiris Crucible maps in public games. Right now, the Destiny 2 backend servers are down for maintenance, according to developer Bungie.

Mexican Film Released in Cannes
This is the first Cannes festival since allegations of sexual abuse were first made against producer Harvey Weinstein past year . She walked the red carpet here along with 81 women from all the professions of the industry in protest against gender gap.

Eden Hazard makes announcement about his Chelsea FC future
The Belgium worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months. Antonio Conte's men now trail Tottenham by two points with two Premier League games remaining.

Original Han Solo Harrison Ford Surprises Alden Ehrenreich During Interview for 'Solo'
The hilarious moment was caught on tape and shows a stunned Ehrenreich get out of his chair and share a hug with Ford. Ford is also accompanied by the film's director Ron Howard who can't help but laugh during the unexpected surprise.

Cleric eyes govt as election upset rocks Iraq
Seats in parliament will be allocated proportionately to coalitions once all votes are counted. The electoral commission said it would release the remainder of the results on Tuesday.