Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House committee on April 11

Facebook had previously allowed other apps to scrape data of users that opted into their services, and also scrape the data of friends of those users who had not opted in. At least until 2015, Facebook granted app developers liberal access to the data of Facebook users, and critics say that Cambridge was far from the only firm to harvest Facebook user data for dubious purposes.

Multiple congressional committees have asked Zuckerberg to testify in light of reporting about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election.

To address concerns, Facebook announced new plans Wednesday to restrict data access on the platform and to better protect users' information.

In a joint statement, committee chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and ranking member Frank Pallone, Jr. They also thanked Zuckerberg for his cooperation, stating, "We appreciate Mr. Zuckerberg's willingness to testify before the committee, and look forward to him answering our questions on April 11".


Judiciary Committee on April 10, alongside Google chief Sundar Pichai and Twitter head Jack Dorsey.

His participation is yet unconfirmed but Senator Dianne Feinstein told the San Francisco Chronicle that Zuckerberg had agreed to attend that hearing. Cambridge subsequently did work for the Donald Trump campaign, leading to speculation that Cambridge had used the Facebook data in a psychographic ad-targeting campaign.

"We're not asking for new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook", said a statement by Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer. Panera Bread website leaked customer data Facebook bans over 200 new Russian accounts MORE said Tuesday that the social media giant will not offer all of the new privacy standards mandated by the European Union outside of the regulations' jurisdiction. "When an organization does this repeatedly, we take down all of their pages, including ones that may not be fake themselves".

  • David Armstrong