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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making his first appearance before Congress on Tuesday to answer questions following revelations that personal information from more than 87 million Facebook users may have been shared without their permission by political targeting firm Cambridge Analytica.
Over the weekend, Facebook suspended two more data firms with ties to Cambridge Analytica.
“The industry needs to work with Congress to determine if and how we need to strengthen privacy standards to ensure transparency for billions of consumers,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, before questioning Zuckerberg on Tuesday. “We can’t undo the damage that’s been done, but we can work together in setting new rules of the road for our data.”
Zuckerberg is the sole witness at a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committee.
The Facebook co-founder will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday to testify at another hearing on data privacy.
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USA TODAY will provide live coverage of both hearings.
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