Facebook, in late March 2018, was at the center of a data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The company's CEO will be heading to Europe and on Tuesday will meet with parliamentary officials for a hearing.

According to Reuters, Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, tweeted out that Facebook's chief had agreed to live web stream the meeting. In addition, Tajani received critiques by legislators including EU officials regarding the arrangments for the discussion over privacy.

This meeting with lawmakers from Europe stems from the data breach that involved the London-based Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge filed for bankruptcy on May 17, due to a substantial drop in business and because it came in possession of a large trove of data from Facebook users.

Facebook cooperating with EU officials

Upon the information being made public about the meeting, a Facebook spokeswoman said in a Reuters news release that they were looking forward to the session.

The hearing will also be live-streamed.

Zuckerberg was previously summoned by U.S lawmakers. Now, he has to appear before European officials and defend his company over the unauthorized access by the data firm. Furthermore, this British political consultancy worked on U.S President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

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The scheduled time for this meeting with Tajani and other party leaders is 6:15 PM. The U.S corresponding time will be 12:15 PM. This event will be hosted in Brussels, Belgium.

It is worth noting that Zuckerberg will also meet with French President, Emmanuel Macron.

The meeting between the two will include some frank talks. At the same time, Macron will try to pitch Zuckerberg for greater investment in France's tech industry.

British lawmakers requesting disclosure from Zuckerberg

So far, Facebook's CEO has agreed to appear in Brussels. But he has openly declined to answer questions from lawmakers in London. What they are after are concrete answers about the misuse of Facebook user data.

As reported by Reuters, Zuckerberg has shown no willingness to answer questions from British officials. Also, he has not shown any predisposition to go in person or via a video feed.

One lawmaker believed that Facebook's co-founder should make an appearance. Specifically, Damian Collins who is chair of the British parliament media committee requested an audience.

It is still impossible to know what will happen after the hearings.

In the hearings before a U.S congressional committee, nothing followed as far as new regulations for the company.

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