Published: Thu, May 17, 2018

Facebook CEO to meet with European Parliament to talk privacy - company

Facebook CEO to meet with European Parliament to talk privacy - company

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. And several of the USA lawmakers often appeared to fail to grasp the technical details of Facebook's operations and data privacy.

At the European Parliament, Zuckerberg will not have to answer any questions in public, according a deal that was approved by a slim majority in the European Parliament today.

Former Cambridge Analytica research director turned whistleblower Christopher Wylie said Facebook knew about the data theft of millions of its users earlier than the social media company had let on.

Facebook has written to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the United Kingdom responding to 39 questions the Committee believed that Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Schroepfer failed to answer when he appeared before MPs to give evidence.

The US Justice Department and FBI have opened an investigation into Cambridge Analytica and the now-defunct political consulting firm's financial dealings, media reported. 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.

In 2018, Cambridge Analytica scandal became a top controversy, the app used Facebook user's personal data for political influences in the US.

Last month, Zuckerberg spent two days answering questions from the US Congress about the data privacy row.

Data from the Facebook personality quiz app myPersonality was left exposed online for years, New Scientist reports.

A company spokesperson said Facebook is still very early on in the audit process.

Mr Macron's office has said he will meet Facebook's chief executive alongside more than a dozen others from leading technology firms at a summit in Paris created to drive investment.

There appears to be no end to Facebook's privacy-related woes. "I welcome Mark Zuckerberg to appear in person before the representatives of 500 million Europeans", he added.

Meanwhile, Facebook announced that it would be notifying users via this website in case their data had been misused.

"There were over 10,000 applications operating on the Facebook platform, and it appears as if they may just be scratching the surface of the problem with the Cambridge Analytica problem", Fields told the National Law Journal.

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