He added: “Especially, we want to know why he did not warn customers, knowing about the malpractices since 2015. We would like to know, of course, what he changed in his business model and in the relevant technological practices to lift up to European standards and it will be a very vivid conversation.”
Facebook discovered in 2015 that information on users had been compromised as a result of data sharing with Cambridge Analytica. That data had been obtained by Cambridge Analytica via Aleksandr Kogan, a Cambridge University researcher, whose personality quiz app “This Is Your Digital Life” harvested the data of Facebook users and their friends.
A sweeping overhaul of Europe’s data protection legislation is set to come into force on Friday. The law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), threatens to fine firms up to 4 percent of annual global turnover or 20 million euros ($23.6 million), whichever is the highest amount.
The regulation aims to take control over data from businesses and place it in the hands of consumers. Once implemented, it will let people force firms to delete data on them and will make it compulsory for companies to notify authorities about data breaches within 72 hours of first becoming aware of it.
In an emailed statement Monday, a spokesperson for Facebook said the company was “looking forward to the meeting and happy for it to be livestreamed.”