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Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

AP  |  London 

British lawmakers investigating the use of users' data in political campaigns said today that the suspended of the now-defunct consultancy has accepted a to appear before a committee.

Parliament's said had accepted a to appear June 6. He had refused to appear before the committee last month, citing the ongoing investigation into the firm.

Separately, it was announced that will meet with leaders of the in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company.

Even though his visit had been announced, it was left unclear exactly when Zuckerberg would visit the European Union's legislature.

The EU and British parliaments have been calling for Zuckerberg to appear before them for weeks ever since it emerged that had been allowed to misuse the data of millions of users.

The EU meeting however is set to be private with the leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert. Many in the had been calling for a public hearing.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 00:05 IST