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The president of Facebook agrees to meet with MEPs in Brussels behind closed doors

Ⓒ AFP/Archivos – Josh Edelson – | Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the annual F8 technology convention on May 1 in the California city of San José (western USA)

The Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, agreed to move to Brussels to meet “with representatives of the European Parliament,” although behind closed doors, announced on Wednesday the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

Zuckerberg “will be in Brussels as soon as possible, I hope it will be next week” to meet with the presidents of the different groups in Parliament, said the leader.

Contacted by the AFP, Facebook said that this meeting will be the occasion to “dialogue, listen to their points of view and show the measures” taken by the Internet giant “to better protect the privacy of people.”

The format of the meeting, without cameras, will therefore prevent Zuckerberg from being subjected to a public interrogation, like the one he had to face for ten hours in the US Congress last month.

Tajani extended the invitation to Zuckerberg to explain what happened with the data of 2.7 million Europeans who were allegedly used fraudulently.

The European Union (EU) has approved new measures to protect the personal data of Internet users, and Facebook has ensured that it will comply with them.

Zuckerberg will also visit French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on May 23, on the occasion of a business meeting on digital technology.

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