March 26, 2018

Chairman Grassley Announces Hearing on the Future of Data Privacy in Social Media

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will hold a hearing on data privacy on April 10, 2018.
 
Grassley today invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify at the hearing to discuss Facebook’s past and future policies regarding the protection and monitoring of consumer data.
 
The hearing will broadly cover privacy standards for the collection, retention and dissemination of consumer data for commercial use. It will also examine how such data may be misused or improperly transferred and what steps companies like Facebook can take to better protect personal information of users and ensure more transparency in the process.
 
Grassley also invited Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to discuss the future of data privacy in the social media industry and how to develop “rules of the road” that encourage companies to develop tailored approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while maintaining incentives for innovation.
 
Further details will be forthcoming.
 

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