Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on April 11 after facing unprecedented criticism over how his social-media network handles personal data. The hearing will be held by the Energy and Commerce Committee—which oversees many internet policy issues—and will focus on “the company’s use and protection of user data,” according to a statement. “This hearing will be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data-privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online,” Committee Chairman Greg Walden and ranking member Frank Pallone Jr. said in a statement. “We appreciate Mr. Zuckerberg’s willingness to testify before the committee, and we look forward to him answering our questions.” Facebook confirmed that Zuckerberg will appear at the hearing and said he may appear at other committees in the future.
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