Facebook has been ensnared by a data misuse scandal for the past couple of weeks after it emerged that a company called Cambridge Analytica harvested profile information of more than 50 million Facebook users. The company has already apologized for the entire episode and has also promised to take steps to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called by forums such as the Congress and UK’s parliament to testify about Facebook’s data practices and while it was reported last week that he would appear before Congress, his testimony has now been confirmed for April 11th.
A UK Parliamentary committee investigating Facebook’s use and protection of user data had asked Zuckerberg to appear before it but he decided to turn down their request and offered other high-ranking officials to the committee.
It was reported last week that Zuckerberg had decided to testify before Congress about this company’s use and protection of user data. It has been officially announced today by the House Energy and Commerce Committee that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before it on April 11th at 10AM ET.
It goes without saying that many will be interested in the proceedings that take place on April 11th as it will provide more insight into the way Facebook deals with user data and how it plans to move on from this scandal.