On October 25, members of the European Parliament announced a resolution urging a social media company to allow EU bodies to carry out a full audit to assess data protection and the security of users' personal data. This announcement arises out of alleged misuse of users' personal data on the social media platform by a third party. The members suggested that EU Member States conduct investigations in conjunction with the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit, known as Eurojust, whose mission is to promote and strengthen coordination and cooperation among national authorities to combat serious cross-border crime. The members also called for EU Member States to consider implementing rules to prevent political and electoral interference via social media.
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