>> And that was a mistake, and I'm sorry for it.>> Another apology from Mark Zuckerberg. This time not to US congress, but to EU lawmakers. The Facebook CEO faced a grilling in Brussels on Tuesday->> Are you ready?>> Over a scandal surrounding the social media giant and its use of personal data.
>> I think in total you apologized not 15 or 16 times the last decade.>> You come up with the same line again and again.>> Is the only way of preventing Facebook collecting my data to avoid the Internet altogether?>> Are you capable to fix it?>> It's all because of a massive data leak.
Information on 87 million users was improperly accessed by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, 2.7 million of those were in the EU. Still, despite the barrage of questions, Zuckerberg managed to skate by, making no new commitments or having to disclose anything more about the company, says Reuters correspondent Dave Ingram.
>> The structure of this meeting was almost designed not to produce much in the way of real answers. There were scores of questions that them as a parliament fired at Zuckerberg without him having a chance to answer until the very end. So it wasn't until an hour into this hearing when Zuckerberg had the chance to answer questions and he was answering them all at once.
So it didn't allow for a lot of back and forth. There were very few follow-up questions for Zuckerberg.>> Zuckerberg stressed the importance of Europeans to Facebook when he said the social network will employ 10,000 people by the end of the year. He also laid out measures that Facebook will take to avoid such problems happening again.
>> When you use an app, it's now only gonna get limited access to your information, your name, your profile photo, and your email address.>> Zuckerberg's appearance in Brussels is very timely, coming days before tough new European laws on data protection kick in. Facebook compliance will be closely watched as all efforts to tackle the spread of fake news ahead of European Parliamentary elections next year.