The fourth Citizens’ Dialogue on the New Deal for Consumers took place in Helsinki on Friday, June 1. The event was jointly organised by the Commission (DG Justice and Consumers), the Commission Representation in Helsinki, and Finish consumer authorities, as a way to listen to the views and concerns of citizens in regards to the new legislation being proposed.
Following pressure from the S&D Group, the European Parliament will launch a series of three hearings into the misuse of millions of people’s data by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The hearings follow the meeting between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of the political groups in the Parliament. The hearings will be led by the Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, with the first one taking place on Monday 4 June 2018.
A summary of the policy debate is now available.