Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify before US House Commerce Committee



Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is to testify before the US House Commerce Committee regarding the firm's use and protection of user data.

 
Facebook has faced criticism after it emerged it had known for years that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from about 50 million of its users.


He will testify before the committee on Wednesday, 11 April.


Committee chairman Greg Walden and member Frank Pallone welcomed the decision by Mr Zuckerberg.


"This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online," the pair said.
Facebook is facing scrutiny over its data collection following allegations that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users to try to influence elections.






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