Mark Zuckerberg declining UK MPs official summons to give evidence over Facebook scandal

The social media Tech billionaire MARK Zuckerberg has refuse to give evidence to uk Parliament on Facebook data scandal daily mail report.

Instead offered to send a ‘ Facebook deputy’ Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, or Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer to appear before MPs explain the firm’s handling of the crisis.

Culture Committee chair Damian Collins, requesting that Zuckerberg still appears even if only by “video link”.

The Committee said mark should addressed at the ‘most senior levels of the company. ‘We believe it is appropriate Mark Zuckerberg gives evidence to the committee,’

The committee wrote a letter to Zuckerberg stated as followed;

“The Committee has repeatedly asked Facebook about how companies acquire and hold on to user data from their site, and in particular about whether data had been taken without their consent.

“Your officials’ answers have consistently understated this risk, and have been misleading the Committee.

“The Committee would like to request that you appear before us to give oral evidence.”

Damian Collins, chairman of the DCMS committee, accused Facebook of previously misleading the committee by understating risks posed by firms who harvest vast swathes of personal data from millions of users of the social network.

MP Damian Collins – who heads up the DCMS Committee said: “We believe given the serious nature of the allegations.that it is appropriate that Mark Zuckerberg should give evidence to the Committee.

“We’ll be very happy to invite Mr Cox, however we would still like to hear from Mr Zuckerberg as well.

The DCMS Committee will be following up with Facebook to see if “Zuckerberg is available”, and offered the opportunity for the CEO to testify “in person or via video link”.

 

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