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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie testifies before Senate

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie testifies before Senate

European Union politicians are set to grill Facebook's chief executive regarding the improper use of 87 million users' data by Cambridge Analytica.

In April, Zuckerberg fielded questions over two days from US lawmakers over how it handles private data, refusing to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.

A hearing will also be organized with Facebook and other parties concerned, Tajani said, to carry out an "in-depth analysis of aspects related to personal data protection" and potential impacts on electoral processes in Europe.

He has refused a request to testify before Westminster's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which had complained that an earlier appearance by his chief technology officer had failed to yield enough detail. The grilling comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. They also asked about political ads, general privacy practices, fake accounts and more.

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While Zuckerberg testified last month to the U.S. Congress, he had always been noncommittal on his appearance in Europe, sending his chief technical officer to speak to the British parliament and delaying confirmation of any visit to Brussels.

The Committee also seem rather annoyed that Zuckerberg, refuses to come to the United Kingdom to talk face-to-face and present proper evidence for the inquiry.

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has rocked Facebook over the last two months, the social networking giant announced that it has suspended "around 200 apps" on its platform for data misuse. The DOJ has also contacted Facebook as part of the probe, according to the US official who spoke with the Times.

The company came under scrutiny after reports that it had obtained Facebook users' information, saying it was for research but it was used for political purposes. A separate investigation by New Scientist has revealed that the data was made available to qualifying researchers at The Psychometrics Centre of Cambridge University.


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