The chair of Canada’s House of Commons privacy committee has today revealed that the international grand committee of elected officials, that ripped into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over user data, could be coming to Canada for a meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ this Spring, the National Post is reporting.
According to Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, the meeting is still in the planning stages and could take place in Ottawa in late May. “We’re going to involve a little bit of Facebook, but we’re going to go a bit further,” said Zimmer. “We want to build on the legacy that was established in London”.
Zimmer said he couldn’t go into details about what the committee will discuss before the meeting was officially scheduled, but said “it’s looking exciting what we’re planning to do.”
In Canada, the House privacy committee pursued its own investigation into Cambridge Analytica and had been working in tandem with the British digital committee. By combining those two investigations, along with those of seven other countries, the politicians hoped to give the Facebook CEO a single venue to testify.
“I am growing increasingly troubled by the lack of respect Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook continue to show our nations,” Zimmer said at the time said in response to Zuckerberg’s rejection.
Zimmer revealed that Zuckerberg will be invited to the meeting in Canada although Facebook has said it cannot say whether he would attend or not.