Parliament seizes cache of Facebook documents in ‘unprecedented move’

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook documents in ‘unprecedented move’

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook documents in ‘unprecedented move’

Six4Three is involved in court action against Facebook, where the documents were obtained through United States legal mechanisms.

It is this committee that has provided a platform for whistleblowers such as Christopher Wylie and Brittany Kaiser, published all kinds of documents relating to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and demanded - so far without success - that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appear before it. The site claims the documents include confidential emails between executives, including Zuckerberg himself.

"We have asked the DCMS committee to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook".

When the Six4Three company founder failed to do so, he was taken to parliament, where he was told that he risked fines and even imprisonment if he didn't hand over the documents.

Conservative MP Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS), invoked a rare parliamentary power to force the businessman to hand over the documents.

This situation is the latest and toughest move in a bitter battle between the British parliament and the social media giant.

Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo carted off on a stretcher
Instead, Jeremy Lamb carried the load on offense, scoring 21 as the Hornets hit a season-high 18 3-pointers. The Warriors are back in action at Oracle on Friday when they take on the Portland Trailblazers.

Collins said: "We are in uncharted territory. We've failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest", Collins said.

"We allege that Facebook itself is the biggest violator of data misuse in the history of the software industry", Kramer told CNN this summer.

But Mr Collins said he had written back to Facebook stressing the House of Commons had powers to seize documents within United Kingdom jurisdiction.

"An unprecedented global grand committee comprising 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network's own string of data misuse scandals", TechCrunch reported on Friday.

Taking on the American courts, using arcane procedures that have not been employed in living memory and getting involved in a case where a plaintiff seems to be arguing that Facebook was too strict about the use of data certainly seems risky.

It's suing Facebook over a change to the social network's privacy policies in 2015 that led to the company having to shut down its app, Pikinis, which let users find photos of their friends in bikinis and bathing suits by searching their friends list.

Related news

[an error occurred while processing the directive]