Senior EU lawmaker urges cyber, data audit of Facebook

The parliament summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May to testify about allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target voters during political campaigns.

27 September 2018 | 13:00

Source: Associated Press

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  • Last update: 27 September 2018 | 13:00

This photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP Photo)

BRUSSELS: A senior European Union lawmaker says Facebook should be audited by Europe’s cyber security agency and data protection authority.

The chairman of the EU Parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee, Claude Moraes, said Thursday that the audits “need to be done.”

The parliament summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in May to testify about allegations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used the data of millions of Facebook users to target voters during political campaigns.

The audit demands a part of a resolution that Moraes has drafted in response to the scandal. The committee aims to pass the resolution by Oct. 10 and put it to the full assembly in late October.


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