September 28, 2018

Luján Statement on Facebook Data Breach

Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement after it was reported by Facebook that nearly 50 million users had their account data compromised:

“It’s not enough for Facebook to be sorry. Facebook has a responsibility to protect the people who trust its platform. So does Congress.

“After it was revealed that 87 million Facebook users’ data was inappropriately shared with Cambridge Analytica, the Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. That was in April of this year.

“It’s now the end of September and Committee Republicans have still failed to take any meaningful action to protect consumers. These breaches will continue. It’s time for Congress to hold companies like Facebook accountable and to pass comprehensive privacy and data protection legislation.”

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