Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data

April 10, 2018

216 Hart

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will convene a hearing titled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data,” at 2:15 p.m. on April 10, 2018, in Hart Room 216.

“Facebook now plays a critical role in many social relationships, informing Americans about current events, and pitching everything from products to political candidates,” said Thune. “Our joint hearing will be a public conversation with the CEO of this powerful and influential company about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy.”  

“Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, using data to connect people from around the world.  With all of the data exchanged over Facebook and other platforms, users deserve to know how their information is shared and secured. This hearing will explore approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while encouraging innovation,” Grassley said.


Witnesses: 

  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook

Joint Hearing Details:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 
2:15 p.m. 
Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Hart Room 216

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov and www.judiciary.senate.gov.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson

Witness Panel 1