Tuesday 21 May 2019

EU wants Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data scandal

The tech giant’s chief executive this week testified before US Congress.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

By Associated Press Reporters

The EU is calling on Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence at the European Parliament about the widening data privacy scandal at his company.

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova had a phone exchange with Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and said Mr Zuckerberg should act on the invitation to come and explain the situation.

Last week, Facebook acknowledged that up to 2.7 million people in the EU may have been victim of improper data sharing involving political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

On Friday, Ms Jourova said Facebook was “working on an audit of other possibly dangerous apps now”.

Mr Zuckerberg this week gave evidence before US Congress about the scandal.

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