Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg heads to Paris to meet French president after fending off EU lawmakers

Facebook CEO facing mounting pressure in the U.S. and Europe over data privacy.

The objective of the summit is “to discuss possible contribution from technology toward public and common good” the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

The summit comes at a time when Facebook is facing mounting pressure in the United States and Europe over data privacy, after revelations in March that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested tens of millions of users’ personal data from Facebook.

After responding to U.S. lawmakers’ questions last month, Mark Zuckerberg met with European Union lawmakers Tuesday in Brussels, telling them Facebook “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibilities,” adding, “That was a mistake, and I’m sorry for it.”

President Macron will have a one-on-one meeting with Zuckerberg at the Elysee after the summit later today. In addition to data protections, the topic of taxes will be raised, according to the Elysee Palace.

Zuckerberg will also speak at a separate event in Paris Thursday called Vivatech, which is an annual commercial convention dedicated to technological innovation and startups.