Aoife White, Bloomberg News Published 5:13 p.m. ET April 16, 2018 Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with one of the European Union’s leading regulators this week amid calls on both sides of the Atlantic for more oversight of digital privacy. Zuckerberg last week testified to the U.S. Congress in the wake of revelations that millions of Facebook users’ private information fell into the hands of British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. He is scheduled to see European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip during a two-day trip to San Francisco starting Tuesday, the EU authority said. While the two men have met informally before — with Ansip tweeting a picture from Barcelona in February 2016 — it’s the first time Ansip, whose brief covers the digital single market, or any EU commissioner has reported a meeting with Zuckerberg in their online calendars. Facebook shares were up 0.3 percent to $165.08 at 12:20 p.m. in New York. … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg to meet with European Union regulator
Law What The European Union's New Online Privacy Law Means For The U.S. Listen · 4:20 4:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/602971733/602971740" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Estelle Massé, senior policy analyst for Access Now — a non-profit organization devoted to open and secure communications worldwide — about the new law adopted by the European Union to protect online privacy. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Lawmakers who want to protect online privacy are looking overseas for models. Here are some of the comments that came out of last week's hearings with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) LINDSEY GRAHAM: Do you think the Europeans have it right? (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) SCOTT PETERS: I want … [Read more...] about What The European Union’s New Online Privacy Law Means For The U.S.
Barely a few months after the assassination of Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, news of another journalistic assassination is breaking from Slovakia. I have commented previously on the Galizia murder, and was not expecting this sinister trait to continue. Sadly, I was wrong.The Slovakian journalist in question, Jan Kuciak, was only 27-years- old when he was shot dead. Worse still, his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová, was also killed in the 'hit'. What are the similarities between the Galizia and Kuciak assassinations? Both were investigative journalists probing fraud and corruption.In Kuciak's case, police said he was probably targeted because of his work. MEPs on a fact-finding trip to Malta after Galizia's murder last October, said they were "seriously concerned" about the rule of law on the island and were leaving "even more worried". Her popular blog attacked high-level political corruption, shady business dealings and organised crime on the … [Read more...] about The European Union needs to confront the cancer of corruption before more brave journalists are murdered
Investigators from the European Union Commission have raided the offices of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox UK offices and have seized computers and other documents. The exact nature of the investigation is currently unknown, as is the reason behind the raid, which took place on Tuesday evening in the Hammersmith offices of 21st Century Fox the Telegraph reports.According to sources within the building who spoke to the Telegraph, the EU Commission investigators told employees working in the office to not talk about the raid and that the investigators will likely continue to gather more evidence and information over the next day or two. While no official announcement of the investigation has been made, some have speculated that the incident may tie into the recent attempt of Murdoch and Fox to acquire Sky News in the UK. The EU investigators have the ability to conduct raids if they believe that a corporation may be engaged in price fixing … [Read more...] about Fox UK London Headquarters Raided by European Union Commission Investigators
By Stephanie Bodoni Published 4:06 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will discuss the crisis with the EU justice commissioner. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will discuss the crisis with the EU justice commissioner. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images 2017 European Union officials want answers on Facebook data scandal 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Facebook officials will be traveling — or at least making phone calls — to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million people in the European Union might have been shared with a consulting firm that worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is planing a call … [Read more...] about European Union officials want answers on Facebook data scandal