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Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress for First Time After Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week on his company's data use and protection measures for the first time since the Cambridge Analytica scandal emerged.

The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. EDT on April 11 with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oversight panel announced Wednesday.

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“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 said in a statement.

"We appreciate Mr. Zuckerberg’s willingness to testify before the committee, and we look forward to him answering our questions on April 11th," the representatives said.

Lawmakers called for Zuckerberg to testify after the firm Cambridge Analytica accessed data from about 50 million Facebook users without them knowing.