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    Facebook has confirmed its chief executive will meet leading members of the European Parliament to discuss privacy concerns in Brussels. The date of the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg has yet to be fixed but the president of the Parliament said he hoped it would be next week.

    The talks will be held behind closed doors at a meeting of the Conference of Presidents attended by leaders of the various political groups. But this later event, which is likely to be in June, will be attended by different Facebook executives.

    The social network has been embroiled in a data privacy scandal since it emerged that it had not checked that millions of users' personal details had been deleted after being shared with Cambridge Analytica. The London-based political consultancy announced it would shut earlier this month.

    The French president is also set to meet Zuckerberg in Paris on 23 May. Emmanuel Macron's office said the two men would have 'frank' talks about data privacy and tax. The leaders of Microsoft, Intel and IBM are also set to attend the one-day Tech for Good summit at the Elysee Palace.

    Zuckerberg will not, however, be visiting the UK. He has refused a request to testify before Westminster's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which had complained that an earlier appearance by his chief technology officer had failed to yield enough detail.

    BBC News    May 16, 2018