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Cambridge Analytica's suspended head to appear before UK committee

Cambridge Analytica's suspended head to appear before UK committee

Christopher Wylie, the former director of research for Cambridge Analytica and its London-based affiliate company SCL Group, said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that his company communicated with Russian firms and operatives that could have facilitated access to data from 87 million U.S. Facebook users.

But he will not appear before the British parliamentary committee investigating the matter, but rather has agreed to appear before the European parliament at a closed-door meeting.

Zuckerberg will meet leaders behind closed doors, something that's being slammed by Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter.

Mr Zuckerberg, who has repeatedly apologised for the massive data breach, told the US Congress in April that the more stringent European Union rules could serve as a rough model globally.

Zuckerberg's trip across the pond to visit Europe comes ahead of the implementation of the EU's data protection regulation.

"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation", Tajani added.

The data which got exposed was highly sensitive and revealed the personal details of Facebook users like their results of psychological tests. "It is a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence", he said.

"I will not attend the meeting with Mr Zuckerberg if it's held behind closed doors".

Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová was admonished by Tajani when she said it was a pity the hearing would not be public. Although the data firm was working on behalf of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, it was able to sweep up information on about 2.7 million European residents too, according to statements from the European Commission. Ime Archibong, Vice president of product partnership at Facebook said, "We suspended the myPersonality app nearly a month ago because we believe that it may have violated Facebook's policies, We are now investigating the app, and if myPersonality refuses to cooperate or fails our audit, we will ban it".

Mr Zuckerberg has ignored repeated calls to speak before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee as part of its investigation into data protection and fake news in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Zuckerberg instead made a decision to dispatch his chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee last month.

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