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EU Justice Commissioner held 'constructive' talks with Facebook's Sandberg

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(Reuters) - Justice said she had a "constructive and open discussion" with about the scandal on Thursday.

The call lasted around half an hour and Jourova said the EU would closely monitor Facebook's implementation of a strict new EU which enters into force on May 25.

"Of my particular concern is the information to European citizens affected by the scandal. I was told that has started to inform people this week," Jourova said after the call.

has been hit by revelations that data of some 87 million users were improperly accessed by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on U.S. Donald Trump's campaign.

"Ms also confirmed to me that there could be more apps that harvested personal data of users and those of their friends. I urged to take all the necessary steps to mitigate any potential negative consequences for the users in the future," Jourova said.

also told Jourova was working on improving transparency on

Jourova said should accept the invitation to speak before the

Zuckerberg was questioned for 10 by U.S. lawmakers over the last two days on Facebook's handling of user data.

(Reporting by Julia Fioretti; Editing by and Jane Merriman)

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:08 IST
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