Worldwide

MPs warn Zuckerberg of 'formal summons' to appear before Parliament

MPs warn Zuckerberg of 'formal summons' to appear before Parliament”

The committee was left with almost 40 unanswered questions, which led it to re-request an appearance from the CEO himself.

Damian Collins, a lawmaker who chairs the United Kingdom parliament's media committee, has warned that Facebook's CEO could face an official summons when he next enters the country.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has been consuming Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for weeks.

Such summonses are rarely issued, and are binding on anyone in Britain apart from members of the government or members of the House of Commons or Lords. "We therefore re-state our invitation to Mark Zuckerberg". Historically, those found guilty of contempt have been fine or imprisoned - though such sanctions have not been used for more than 100 years.

Collins said he wanted the hearing to take place by 24 May and wrote: "Following reports that he will be giving evidence to the European Parliament in May, we would like Mr Zuckerberg to come to London during his European trip".

The billionaire tech tycoon has so far resisted attempts by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee chair Damian Collins to have him give evidence, instead sending his chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer.

Facebook has faced intense scrutiny since it was revealed in March that it leaked the private information of almost 90 million users without their permission to Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm affiliated with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

The questions centre on political advertising and the misuse of data. They also want to know exactly when Zuckerberg first heard about Cambridge Analytica.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


01 May 2018
Bank Of America Corp (BAC) Stake Held by Barometer Capital Management Inc
It increased, as 66 investors sold BAC shares while 561 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 585 raised stakes. Vantage Advsr Limited Company holds 1.04% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) for 152,422 shares.

01 May 2018
Final preparations underway for 2018 Wells Fargo Championship
McIlroy is a two-time victor of this event, last claiming the title in 2015 with a tournament record 21-under par . Fowler also knows what it's like to win at Quail Hollow - he won the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship .

01 May 2018
Apple sued over dual camera software
They deal with a system that is enabled when the velocity of a handset matches the speed of an automobile in motion. The latest lawsuit against Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X cites those four patents, as well.

01 May 2018
Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
Reds - 2B Scooter Gennett was out of the lineup with a sore right shoulder, which has been bothering him since spring training. The career.313 hitter was very quiet for most of April, and he is now hitting.273 with four homers and 14 RBI's on the season.

01 May 2018
It's a girl! Dale Jr., Amy welcome new baby
Earnhardt announced his retirement from NASCAR in November after 19 years in NASCAR's top circuit, the Cup Series. After years of racing, Dale Earnhardt Jr . has a new line of work - fatherhood.

01 May 2018
Fortis sale: IHH, Munjal-Burman sweeten bid
Earlier in the day, Malaysia's IHH Healthcare also sweetened its offer to invest directly in the company at Rs 175 per share. Including the warrant subscription amount, their upfront investment would be ₹1,050 crore, the joint bidders told Fortis.

01 May 2018
SABAN Sells POWER RANGERS for $522 Million
Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. The Power Rangers IP turns 25 this year and spans several mediums, as Goldner notes in his statement.

01 May 2018
Disney to create live sports, entertainment content for Twitter
The move will expand Twitter's streaming video offerings and help Disney reach more audiences online while traditional television viewing is on the decline.

11 April 2018
England All-rounder David Willey Replaces Kedar Jadhav
He has two centuries and seven half centuries to his name, which have come while playing in various T20 leagues across the world. With an experience of more than 140 T20 matches, David will prove out to be the Trump Card of Chennai Super Kings this season.

29 March 2018
Max Polyakov: The Knowledge Economy and its Opportunities for Businesses
Knowledge should be the fundamental aspect of any production process, as well as it should be used in every technological process. Furthermore, the USA accounts for more than a quarter of the world economy (24.8%); the cash equivalent is about 18 trillion USD.