The Wall Street Journal: Facebook’s Zuckerberg to meet Macron, other European officials next week

BRUSSELS — Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and other European officials next week, as the Silicon Valley giant tries to calm tension with regulators and policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Zuckerberg will meet with top European lawmakers in Brussels to discuss the social network’s handling of its users’ personal information, and its potential impact on European elections, said European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. The hearing won’t be open to the public, an EU official said.

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In Paris, Zuckerberg will participate in a lunchtime meeting next Wednesday at France’s Elysee Palace called “Tech for Good” that will include such tech executives as Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, a French official said. Zuckerberg will also have a private meeting directly with Macron, the official added.

In the U.K., a British parliamentary committee requested Zuckerberg testify about Facebook’s handling of user data or face a formal summons. Facebook FB, -0.61%   has said Zuckerberg had no plans to go to the U.K., and a spokesman Wednesday said he had “nothing else to add right now.” The company sent a top executive to testify before the committee last month.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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