"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation".
European Union justice commissioner Vera Jourova, who is in charge of the bloc's new privacy rules, welcomed Zuckerberg's decision to travel to Brussels in person, but said she regretted the meeting will happen behind closed doors.
European Parliament president Antonio Tajani on Wednesday said Zuckerberg had accepted the EU institution's invitation to travel across the Atlantic and face lawmakers in person as soon as next week.
That suggests he will avoid an uncomfortable public appearance and instead meet only with the legislature's top brass behind closed doors.
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He might get tougher questions in Brussels, where an assertive new European data protection law comes into effect on May 25. "It's a step in the right direction towards restoring confidence".
Zuckerberg will also be meeting with French president, Emmanuel Macron on 23 May.
"Pity this will not be a public hearing".
Cambridge Analytica has denied doing paid work on the campaign for Brexit, and says its work on the Trump campaign did not use data at the centre of a Facebook scandal, where the details of around 87 million users were allegedly improperly obtained.
"We are glad that Alexander Nix has accepted our summons".
Zuckerberg has so far declined to appear, to the British lawmakers' annoyance.
But he will not appear before the British parliamentary committee investigating the matter, but rather has agreed to appear before the European parliament at a closed-door meeting.