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Mark Zuckerberg in Berlin : The relationship of forces between Facebook and Europe has changed

It is not so long as the balance of power between Facebook and the EU in the popular opinion, so: On the one hand, a young, up-and-coming company that was to become within a few years, one of the largest and most valuable companies in the world. Everyone took advantage of the network. A company that had understood the Internet better than any politician in Europe.

On the other hand, the European Union. A bureaucratic Structure with 27 member States, various institutions, 751 members of Parliament - and at least as many different interests. A Structure, complicated in decision-making, lazy in the implementation. It seemed clear, who here in the digital age, the nose in front.

scandals, But according to various Data the social network has changed the relationship. Facebook, for its part, is even in the home market in the United States is under pressure to guarantee better data protection. The EU has, in turn, provided with provisions such as the General data protection regulation (DSGVO) a year ago, or the Change in the copyright law, its action is very well capable of, and also global corporations such as Facebook likes put under pressure. Also, yesterday's visit to Berlin from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begat.

Barley's Zuckerberg hard on

the EU-members Were present at the interview of Zuckerberg in front of the EU Parliament still reserved and muted, sometimes not even intimidated as to whether the businessman, who stood there in front of you, listened to this yesterday in the German interview partners from Zuckerberg is quite different.

above All, in the case of Federal Minister of justice Katarina Barley. "Facebook would have already all the possibilities, in order to guarantee, regardless of state regulation, the maximum possible privacy for the User", the masticating, the SPD politician, the requirement of sugar mountain, according to uniform regulations in the world, after they had talked for three-quarters of an hour behind closed doors with him. "Instead, a month hardly passes without a new security scandal." It was therefore "surprised" by the proposals of the Facebook leaders.

Zuckerberg had called for, among other things, the DSGVO global apply and to implement a uniform dealing with hate comments. Also, Tankred Schipanski, digital policy spokesman of the Union faction in the Bundestag, not buying Zuckerberg his new concern in terms of privacy. "Particularly credible, I do not think the change of mind, as long as the words are not followed by deeds," he said. The group had struggled for years against regulations.

New Supervisory Board in Berlin

Manuel Höferlin, digital policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, referred to Zuckerberg's proposals as a "poisoned offer". With this assessment he is not alone. Also Daniel Zimmer, former head of the monopolies Commission says that it is for Facebook to "the Well-being of their own company at the expense of others", as he told the Handelsblatt. Finally, a legal flick was a carpet-a cost driver. "International Standards would save Facebook a lot of money."

It will not be the last Time that Zuckerberg is coming to Berlin. For a concrete announcement that he has left. Facebook will bring in June in Berlin, scientists and experts to a discussion of an independent Supervisory body. The group's chief Mark Zuckerberg said at the ARD capital Studio.

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