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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets Poland's digital minister in Warsaw

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Peter Gentle 23.05.2013 08:40
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, reportedly “on holiday” in Warsaw, Wednesday, met with Digital Minister Michal Boni to discuss internet freedom and Poland as a source of top programmers.

Mark zuckernerg (right) with Minister Boni in Warsaw: photo - mac.gov.pl

Zuckerberg, whose personal wealth is estimated to be worth around 13 billion dollars, told journalists at a press conference with the minister that Poland was one of the best sources of recruitment for computer programmers outside the US, “ahead of China although still behind India,” he said.

The Facebook CEO said that one of the key issues in the talks with the Polish minister was protection of personal data on the internet, an issue which many have criticised the social media giant for not paying closer attention to in the past.

“We need to agree on general principles: people should always know how their data is being used,” Zuckerberg told journalists, who was in Warsaw with his wife and a group of what eye witnesses said looked like personal security people.

Michal Boni, Poland's minister for digitalization and administration said it was important to “find a balance between privacy and the needs of business”.

The minister added that there were around 10 million Facebook users in Poland and that the IT market in the country was now worth around 30 billion zloty (7 billion euro) or the equivalent of 2.2 percent of annual GDP. (pg)

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