"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation".
"We have accepted the Council of President's proposal to meet with leaders of the European Parliament and appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people's privacy", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
Mark Zuckerberg will meet with European Union politicians to discuss Cambridge Analytica and data protection.
But in stark contrast with his public and televised appearance in front of the United States Congress in April, Zuckerberg is scheduled to attend a closed session in Europe with no cameras.
The meeting comes ahead of the enforcement of new European data protection regulations coming into force on May 25th.
Zuckerberg will also be meeting with French president, Emmanuel Macron on 23 May.
"There are over 40 million Facebook users in the United Kingdom and they deserve to hear answers from Mark Zuckerberg about the company he created and whether it is able to keep its users' data safe".
The world's largest social network has come under scrutiny over the way it handles personal data after revelations that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election campaign, improperly accessed the Facebook data of 87 million users.
Věra Jourová, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, said on her Twitter profile that she is glad to see Mark Zuckerberg accept this invitation but that it is pity it will not be a public hearing since many Europeans deserve to know exactly how their data is being handled.
Zuckerberg has so far declined to appear, to the British lawmakers' annoyance.
"We hope that he will respond positively to our request, but if not the Committee will resolve to issue a formal summons for him to appear when he is next in the United Kingdom".
There seems to be no end to the Cambridge Analytica controversy for Facebook. He had refused to appear before the committee last month, citing the ongoing investigation into the firm.