Reiterate call for Mark Zuckerberg to come to Congress and testify under oath
Washington (March 22, 2018) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today called on Facebook to answer questions about its role in and response to the troubling collection of personal data from tens of millions of Americans by the firm Cambridge Analytica. In their letter, Senators Markey and Blumenthal specifically seek information regarding Facebook’s internal policies for approval and governance of apps authorized to collect personal information, the extent to which apps have accessed data about users and their friends, and Facebook’s approach to auditing applications that collect user data.
“While we appreciate your recent engagement on this matter, a number of important questions remain unanswered,” write Senators Markey and Blumenthal to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
A copy of the letter to Facebook can be found HERE.
Among the questions that the Senators ask Facebook to response to include:
Earlier this week, Senator Markey called on the Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the Facebook Cambridge-Analytica situation.