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EU official, Zuckerberg discuss privacy protection

Brussels, April 19: European Commission Vice President for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday he had met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and discussed privacy protection and countering disinformation. “Discussed with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg the steps that Facebook has taken and plans to take to protect users privacy and tackle disinformation. There is a wider need to rebuild trust. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) shows the way forward,” Ansip tweeted.
Facebook is accused of allowing UK-based data company Cambridge Analytica to harvest the personal details of more than 50 million users without their permission to target them during the 2016 US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, Xinhua reported. (IANS)

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