During a debate in the European Parliament on the recent scandal that Cambridge Analytica misused over 87 million Facebook users’ data, S&D Group MEPs called on national governments to unblock legislation to protect citizens privacy online.
“Every day we are learning more about the extent of this scandal. Following a hearing in the UK Parliament, it now seems likely that far more than 87 million Facebook users have had their data compromised by Cambridge Analytica. It is essential that Mark Zuckerberg come to the European Parliament’s responsible committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs and explain exactly what has taken place, what Facebook knew, and how many EU citizens have been affected”, says Josef Weidenholzer, the S&D Group Vice-President responsible for digital affairs.
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