Amid Data Violation Fears, Facebook Lobbying Parliaments

By Salma Yassin

CAIRO, March 4 (SEE)- A year after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a controversy with Congress’ members regarding users- accounts’ violations, Facebook began in targeting legislators around the world in a secretive global lobbying operation.

According to the Observer and Computer Weekly, leaky documents from Facebook company revealed a different attempt to control legislators in some countries by promising or threatening them to withhold investment. The move came to pass Facebook-friendly laws.

These countries are the UK, US, Canada, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and all 28 states of the EU.

As Facebook network has a significant effect on promoting investments in all countries, Zuckerberg is going to restrict these services on countries unless they stand against data privacy legislations.

As mentioned in the Observer and Computer Weekly, Facebook current move is a secretive operation and might end up with a full control in most effective parliaments around the world.

It seems also that violation systematic processes against Facebook users’ account will remain with no solution.

One of the main examples which was mentioned by the magazine is that Facebook asked George Osborne, the former chancellor of the exchequer, to influence EU data protection law at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2013.

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