BRUSSELS – Social networks such as Facebook should ensure that the personal data of citizens and their privacy is fully protected. The heads of government of the EU countries proposed that requirement to digital platforms Thursday at a summit in Brussels.
The leaders are concerned about the revelations about the databedrijf Cambridge Analytica that without permission, the personal data of millions of facebook users could have used to kiezersprofielen in the US. This is tried the voting behaviour of people to influence.
The leaders take the case very seriously, said EU president Donald Tusk. “European and national legislation must be respected and maintained.”
“We have made mistakes’
Facebookbaas Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that his company had made mistakes and has regrets expressed. The European Parliament assumes that he illumination comes to give. President Antonio Tajani has him invited.
To the scandal walk tests in the USA and Great Britain. The EU leaders come back on the issue at a summit in may in Bulgaria.