Facebook Fallout In Focus As EU Presses U.S. Over Data:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Natalia Drozdiak | March 20. 2018:

European Union’s justice chief is meeting U.S. officials over privacy issues this week.

The European Union’s top justice official is set to quiz her U.S. counterparts over privacy issues on a visit to Washington this week made more timely by fallout over Facebook Inc.’s handling of personal data.

The planned U.S. visit by EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová comes after Facebook announced that a data-analysis firm with ties to the 2016 Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, wrongfully held users’ personal data for years despite saying it had deleted those records.

The news sent the social-media firm’s shares tumbling on Monday and sparked outcry by European officials, including Ms. Jourová and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who pledged a full parliamentary investigation.

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