US Senator Markey Calls for Foreign Relations Hearing on Revelations of Facebook Data Sharing with Chinese Companies

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Senator Markey Calls for Foreign Relations Hearing on Revelations of Facebook Data Sharing with Chinese Companies Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 
Washington (June 6, 2018) – Senator Edward J. Markey, Ranking Member of the East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged committee leadership to hold a hearing on the new revelations that Facebook shared personal consumer information with Chinese companies, at least one of which has been long identified by U.S. defense and intelligence agencies as a potential security risk.

According to reporting published in The New York Times, Facebook, for nearly a decade, knowingly provided private user data, including relationship status, religion, and political preferences, to four Chinese electronics companies, including Huawei, a telecommunications company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party. 
 
“Although Facebook officials stated…

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