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MEPs urge Facebook CEO to come to European Parliament

Staff Writer |
MEPs renewed the call to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come before the Parliament at a debate on data protection and citizens’ privacy with the Commission and the Council.

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MEPs urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come to the European Parliament to answer MEPs’ questions on the misuse of European citizens’ personal data.

MEPs further expressed concerns about the effects of social media, fake news and election manipulation on democratic processes.

The scandal was seen as a wakeup call to the need to ensure data protection against political and commercial use of personal data.

MEPs emphasised that the General Data Protection Regulation that will apply as of 26 May will give citizens control over their personal data and set global standards.

However, some MEPs pointed out that the new data protection rules will not prevent future scandals and called on the Council to proceed with the e-privacy regulation.

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