The European Commissioner for justice Vera jourova stated. The hearings in the European Parliament with the participation of the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will pass in the closed mode. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
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“I’m glad that mark Zuckerberg has accepted the invitation from the EP and come to Brussels to answer questions about privacy. Sorry that this is not a public hearing”,— said Yurov.
According to her, in the social network “more users from the EU than from the US, and Europeans deserve to know how their data is used”.
His concern and even frustration that the leadership of the EP agreed to hold a meeting behind closed doors, was expressed by a number of parliamentarians.
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“Given the deep mistrust caused by the scandal in Cambridge Analytica, this meeting should be public. There should be no double standards for the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament”, — stated the co-Chairman of the faction “Greens — Free Alliance of Europe,” Philippe Lamberts.
As previously reported “FACTS”, on Wednesday, the speaker of the EP, Antonio Tania reported that Zuckerberg accepted the invitation to come in the EP. Meeting due to the fact that, according to the newspaper The New York Times, collaborated with the President of the United States Donald trump during the election campaign, the firm Cambridge Analytica illegally obtained data, more than 87 million users of Facebook. The company has received data from the scientist Alexander Kogan, who has developed an app for messenger this is your digital life. Based on the data collected, the researchers measured the political preferences of voters and showing them ads that directly fall into the zone of their interests.