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Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on 10 and 11 April

Mark Zuckerberg testimonier before the American Congress on 10 and 11 April at a joint hearing of the US Senate Judicial and Commercial Committees to answer questions about how the company protects its users' data, after the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mark Zuckerberg testimonier before the American Congress on 10 and 11 April at a joint hearing of the Judiciary and Commercial Committees of the US Senate, followed by a hearing before the Energy and Trade Committee of the Chamber, to answer questions about how the company protects the data of its users, after the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal

Many congressional committees have asked Zuckerberg to testify in light of the news about the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica to influence American voters in the 2016 elections.

Mark Zuckerberg testimonier before the Congress

Mark Zuckerberg testimonier before the Congress

In a Wednesday statement, lawmakers welcomed the opportunity to listen to Facebook's CEO.

"This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed some light on consumer data and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online. We appreciate Mr. Zuckerberg's willingness to testify before the committee, and we look forward to answering our questions on April 11, "said representatives Greg Walden and Frank Pallone, the group's leading Republicans and Democrats, in a declaration.

Mark Zuckerberg in front of Congress, also called Twitter and Google

In another statement, the President of the Judiciary of Senate Charles Grassley and Senate Trade Chairman John Thune highlighted how many people rely on Facebook and other social platforms and need their information to be secure.

John Thune stressed that Facebook plays a fundamental role for people "proposing everything from products to political candidates". Grassley said: "This hearing will explore approaches to privacy that meet consumer expectations by encouraging innovation."

The Senate Judiciary Committee also invited Google and Twitter CEOs to testify, but did not confirm whether they will participate, or not.