Vox: 9 questions Congress should ask Mark Zuckerberg

April 10, 2018

3) If you’re open to regulation, why oppose state efforts to regulate?

Zuckerberg has said he’s open to Facebook being regulated, but Facebook has repeatedly opposed state privacy laws, noted Joe Jerome, policy counsel at the Center for Data & Technology. That includes existing laws on the books such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, which covers sensitive facial recognition data, and a California consumer privacy initiative on the ballot in November. “Hopefully this hearing will clarify the company’s approach to privacy laws,” Jerome said.

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