WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees, today released the following after Chairman Grassley announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would testify before the Senate next week.

"Senator Kennedy and I called for tech company CEOs to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee before we found out that Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 87 million Facebook users and before Facebook announced that data on its 2.2 billion active users had been accessed by third parties without the users' consent. There are a lot of questions that Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer and I intend to ask what he is doing to protect the privacy of Americans and how he plans to address the significant breaches in security and trust that have occurred over the last year.” 

Last month, Klobuchar and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) called on Chairman Grassley to hold a hearing at which Senators could publicly question the CEOs of technology companies. They sent a bipartisan letter following reports that Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million Facebook users. Even before the breach, Klobuchar and Kennedy began calls for the technology companies to come before the Judiciary Committee.