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Daily Dashboard | European Council warns digital platforms after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 24, 2019

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The European Council issued a warning Thursday to digital platforms in the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations, Euractiv reports. In a statement, the group of national leaders said, "Social networks and digital platforms need to guarantee transparent practices and full protection of citizens' privacy and personal data." European Council President Donald Tusk said the group "discussed recent developments concerning Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. It was clear to all the leaders that citizens' privacy and personal data must be protected." Meanwhile, U.K. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock characterized the revelations as a "turning point" for privacy online. Politico profiles U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who is leading an investigation into Cambridge Analytica. Mozilla has said it will no longer advertise on Facebook, and in the U.S., the House Energy and Commerce Committee has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify at an upcoming hearing. "After committee staff received a briefing [Wednesday] from Facebook officials," said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., "we felt that many questions were left unanswered."
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