Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, has his Out Of Office message up this week.
He’ll be in Washington D.C. testifying before Congress to address issues with Facebook’s mishandling of private user data. His first hearing before the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees is on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:15 pm ET. He’ll be back on Capitol Hill the following day for another testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 am ET.
These hearings come two weeks after the Federal Trade Commission announced its investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices. The investigation was sparked by a recent scandal involving political data firm Cambridge Analytica, where the company allegedly used millions of Facebook users’ data to target specific people with political ads that supported Donald Trump, the Guardian reported.
This week, Zuckerberg will answer questions related to how Facebook protects users’ data and how they plan on addressing their security issues. The joint hearing “will explore approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while encouraging innovation,” chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a statement.
Chair of the Commerce Committee, Sen. John Thune added that they’ll ask Zuckerberg about his plan for “addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy.”
Mark Zuckerberg Testimony: Senate Judiciary And Commerce Committees
When: Tuesday, April 10, at 2:15 pm ET
Where: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Live Stream: Senate Judiciary Committee