Legislators Seek Answers on Privacy Practices
SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.December 9, 2011
The Hill reports on a request by legislators for details on Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of a recent settlement between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission. In a letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) Diana DeGette (D-CO), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Edward Markey (D-MA) asked for explanations of the site's tracking and information gathering practices by January 3. A Facebook spokesman has responded that the company is "pleased to answer any questions they may have." Meanwhile, Facebook has declined an invitation from the Congressional Privacy Caucus to attend a briefing on teen privacy next week.