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A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

04-06-2018 - HEARING ON THE FACEBOOK/CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CASE Part 1

LIBE 04-06-2018 - 12:15
Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

On 22 May 2018, the Conference of Presidents, the Chair of the Conference of Committees Chairs, and the Chair and Rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs met with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook in order to hear Mr Zuckerberg about the use of Facebook users' data by Cambridge Analytica and the consequences for data protection, the possible impact on electoral processes, fake news, the market position of Facebook and so forth.

During the meeting of 22 May 2018, President Tajani indicated that the LIBE Committee would now conduct an investigation and would hold several hearings, in association with the ITRE, AFCO and JURI Committees, to have a clear and complete picture of these serious and worrying facts. This hearing is the first part of such hearings and will aim at mapping the scene and understanding what really happened.

Location : European Parliament, Building József Antall (JAN) room JAN4Q2

Biographies/CVs of speakers

      Sandy PARAKILAS, Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Humane Technology
      Elizabeth DENHAM, Information Commissioner at ICO (UK)
      rofessor David CARROLL, associate professor at Parsons School of Design in New York

Contributions from the speakers

      Information Commissioner's Office supporting submission