International Grand Committee questions social media companies on privacy protection and democracy
Parliamentarians heard testimony from Facebook’s Kevin Chan and Neil Potts, Google LLC’s Derek Slater, Google Canada’s Colin McKay and Twitter Inc.’s Carlos Monje. Members also adopted a motion to issue Facebook founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg with immediate summons to appear before the committee the next time they set foot in Canada. The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy met in Ottawa from May 27-29, 2019. Parliamentarians included representatives from Canada, Argentina, Chile, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.