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Offbeat Facebook's Zuckerberg will face European Parliament to answer questions over improper use of data

19:15  16 may  2018
19:15  16 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the EU Parliament in person to answer questions about Facebook ' s use of data . EU politicians are set to grill Facebook ' s chief executive regarding the improper use of 87 million users' data by Cambridge Analytica.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced U.S. lawmakers' questions about privacy in April. © Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced U.S. lawmakers' questions about privacy in April. Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of data of millions of Facebook users by British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

The Facebook CEO could face European officials in Brussels as early as next week, when he is due to attend a tech summit in Paris organized by French President Emmanuel Macron. 

Facebook has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data of 87 million users.

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Mark Zuckerberg ’ s meeting at the European parliament ended in acrimony amid a chorus of complaints that the Facebook founder had been allowed to evade questions and give vague answers . Over the 90-minute session

European Parliament interrogation of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg descended into farce as he was able to dodge answering straight questions . Mr Zuckerberg arrives at the European Parliament to answer questions about improper use of customer data .

"The founder and CEO of Facebook has accepted our invitation and will be in Brussels as soon as possible, hopefully already next week," president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, said in a statement.

The European Parliament has requested Zuckerberg appear before the assembly more than once, and it appears he has finally agreed.

The 34-year-old Facebook CEO will notably meet party leaders and members of the civil liberties committee, the statement said.

In April, Zuckerberg fielded questions over two days from U.S. lawmakers over how it handles private data, refusing to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.  

Zuckerberg's visit comes as he is due to meet Macron along with more than a dozen technology chief executives during a Tech for Good summit in Paris next week.

Macron's office said Wednesday that the French president will hold "very frank" talks with Zuckerberg on tax and data privacy during his visit.

"There will be tough discussions," one official in Macron's office said.  

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