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25-06-2018 - HEARING ON THE FACEBOOK/CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CASE - Part 2

LIBE 26-06-2018 - 16:17
Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

On 4 June 2018, the LIBE Committee – in association with the ITRE, AFCO and JURI Committees – held the first part of the hearing on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica case.

The contributions made by speakers showed the need to further investigate the consequences this data breach has had on data protection and privacy, the possible impact on electoral processes, consumers' trust in digital platforms, cybersecurity, the market position of Facebook etc. In this second part, Members will question experts and Facebook representatives on issues such as data protection implications, alleged election interference and cybersecurity.

Location : European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak building, room PHS 3C050

Bios of the speakers

      Paul-Olivier DEHAYE, President and Co-Founder of personaldata.io
      Steve SATTERFIELD, Director for Privacy Policy and Head of Advertising Policy, Privacy and Public Policy team, Facebook
      Claire BASSETT, Chief Executive of the UK Electoral Commission
      Joel KAPLAN, Vice President of Global Public Policy, Facebook
      Steve PURSER, Head of operational department, ENISA
      Ursula PACHL, Deputy Director General at BEUC
      Lord Richard ALLAN, Vice President of Policy Solutions, Facebook