My data has harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica, says Mark Zuckerberg

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This couldn't have come at a worse time for Facebook, who are already dealing with issues surrounding fake news and the possibility that Facebook was used by the Russians and other foreign actors to affect the 2016 election. This helps in notifying you every time someone tries to log into your account.

So, how can a non-Facebook user opt-out of the data collection?

Still, he said, lawmakers need to be careful, noting that new rules or laws could hurt smaller businesses more than a behemoth like Facebook. He continued: "I want to be careful here because our work with the special counsel is confidential and I want to make sure that in an open session I'm not revealing something that is confidential".

Lujan rightly went on to point out that, "You've said everyone controls their data, but you're collecting data on people that are not even Facebook users who have never signed a consent, a privacy agreement".

Although much of the current worldwide discussion about internet privacy is focused on Facebook's recently publicized policies and failures, the Gallup poll also found a greater number of Google users are concerned about their protecting their privacy when using the platform-35 percent are "very concerned", a 10-point jump from 2011. How could legislators hold Zuckerberg accountable if they don't understand what's going on?

Propose regulations to govern the tech industry. Arguably, many of those products, from medicine to fuel, potentially put more Americans at greater risk than Facebook does.

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"If we find someone that improperly used data, we're going to ban them from our platform and tell everyone affected", he said.

Social networking giant Facebook has chose to stop funding a campaign that aims to defeat the California Consumer Privacy Act.

The repeated questioning over the nuances of Facebook's data gathering techniques seemed to catch Zuckerberg off guard, and his lack of detailed answers appeared to frustrate some lawmakers who are concerned that another Cambridge Analytica scandal could happen under his watch.

Congress' ignorance might be at least a bit due to the fact that legislators haven't yet done much to regulate the tech industry. Erickson also reported that the company tried calling them twice on Tuesday. Zuckerberg said he will know more when the current investigation is over.

The call lasted around half an hour and Jourova said the European Union would closely monitor Facebook's implementation of a strict new European Union data protection law which enters into force on May 25. A survey this week of 1,000 respondents representative of the USA population in gender and age, found that while only 9% of panelists deleted their account altogether, "there are less drastic steps users are taking that should be worrying as they directly impact Facebook's business model", wrote Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies, a market intelligence firm based in Silicon Valley that conducted the survey. That requires being just as well-informed as he is. "You don't even know how many kinds of information you're logging".

To get there, many Congressmen and Congresswomen have some studying to do.