Mark Zuckerberg is facing members of the European Parliament today (May 22) to discuss Facebook’s use of personal data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Initially, today’s session was to be behind closed doors, but following public backlash, the parties agreed that it would be livestreamed. It is available on the parliament’s website, and Facebook page. You can also watch directly from this post:
The session is to go on until about 1:30pm US eastern time (7:30 local time).
According to prepared remarks obtained by several news outlets, Zuckerberg will say he is sorry for Facebook’s blunders, much in the same words as he has been using during his apology tour over recent months: “We’re committed to Europe.”
His appearance comes just days before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the sweeping new privacy law, takes effect May 25. As during Zuckerberg’s appearances before US congressional committees, right-wing politicians are preparing to press the Facebook CEO on political bias on the platform.