04-06-2018 17:30
HEARING ON THE FACEBOOK/CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CASE Part 1

European Parliament, Building József Antall (JAN) room JAN4Q2
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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.