Zucker­berg to talk to EU par­lia­ment on pri­vacy

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BRUS­SELS » Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg has ac­cepted to visit the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment to ex­plain his com­pany’s re­cent pri­vacy is­sues and al­le­ga­tions that it mis­used per­sonal data.

Par­lia­ment Pres­i­dent An­to­nio Ta­jani said that Zucker­berg “will be in Brus­sels as soon as pos­si­ble, hope­fully al­ready next week” and would­meet with par­lia­men­tary lead­ers and ex­perts on civil lib­er­ties and jus­tice.

Zucker­berg’s visit next week comes as an ag­gres­sive new Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion law comes into ef­fect that will give Face­book’s mil­lions of Euro­pean users more con­trol over what com­pa­nies can do with what they post, search and click.

The Euro­pean Union’ s new Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion will be en­forced from May 25.

MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ— THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS FILE

FILE- In this file photo, Face­book CEOMark Zucker­berg makes the key­note speech at F8, Face­book’s de­vel­oper con­fer­ence, in San Jose Face­book is sus­pend­ing about 200apps that it be­lieves may have mis­used data. The so­cial me­dia gi­ant said in a blog post Mon­day, May 14, that the sus­pen­sions re­sulted from its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into all apps that had ac­cess to large amounts of in­for­ma­tion be­fore Face­book changed its plat­form poli­cies in 2014.

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