Invitation to Mark Zuckerberg
Today, April 18th 2018, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has reiterated his invitation requesting Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the EU's directly elected legislative chamber at his earliest convenience.
In his letter, President Tajani points out that "Facebook is a company registered in Dublin, subject to EU law. It must cooperate and be accountable to the European Parliament, its regulator. Mr Zuckerberg has a responsibility to provide explanations in person to elected representatives of EU citizens, as he did with Congress". Read the full letter below.
In parallel, European Parliament lawmakers meeting in Stasbourg discussed data protection, election manipulation and how to safeguard people's privacy in the wake of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, asking Facebook to clarify how it manages data and how it plans to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be applied across the EU after May 25th.