Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress this week. Twice.
The 33-year-old Facebook CEO will answer questions from lawmakers in two separate hearings to explain how Facebook collects and handles its users’ personal information. The hearings were called after it was learned that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to Donald Trump’s campaign, had collected the personal data of tens of millions of users without their permission.
The Congressional testimonies will be Zuckerberg’s first — and a chance for elected officials to grill him under oath about the company’s privacy practices. But you don’t need to be in Washington, D.C., to watch the testimonies (though we will be there, and we’ll be reporting from Washington throughout the week).