US Senate planning to hold a future hearing on Cambridge Analytica and other companies that have improperly obtained Facebook user data

US Senator said that there are plenty of questions about the behaviour of Cambridge Analytica, and that the Senate expects to hold a future hearing.


The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a future hearing on Cambridge Analytica and other companies that may have improperly obtained Facebook Inc user data, the chairman of the panel said on Tuesday.

 US Senate planning to hold a future hearing on Cambridge Analytica and other companies that have improperly obtained Facebook user data

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica.

“There are plenty of questions about the behaviour of Cambridge Analytica, and we expect to hold a future hearing on Cambridge and similar firms,” Senator John Thune said in a written statement ahead of Tuesday’s hearing with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg faces questions before a joint meeting of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees after the company acknowledged that the personal information of up to 87 million people was harvested from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign among its clients.

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