Lawmakers Press Facebook Over Chinese Data Sharing


WASHINGTON – Two key U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday rebuked Facebook Inc for not being more transparent over its data sharing practices after the social media company said it had collaborated with at least four Chinese companies, including a smartphone maker that has raised U.S. security concerns.

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg should have disclosed those data-sharing partnerships when he testified before Congress in April.

“Clearly, the company’s partnerships with Chinese technology companies and others should have been disclosed before Congress and the American people,” the panel’s Republican chairman Greg Walden and ranking Democrat Frank Pallone said in a statement.

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