Highlights From Senate Facebook Hearing

Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg escaped from the five-hour Senate hearing relatively unscathed.  Below are the highlights and fallout from today’s hearing. Zuckerberg’s Opening Statement The Facebook CEO continues to argue that mistakes were made because of Facebook idealism. Senator John Thune (R-SD) “After More Than a Decade of Promises, Why Should We Trust Facebook?” Commerce…

EU Preliminary Ruling Puts US-EU Safe Harbor in Jeopardy

EU Preliminary Ruling Puts US-EU Safe Harbor in Jeopardy A Preliminary Opinion on a challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices has put in question the continued viability of the US-EU Safe Harbor program which permits data transfers between the US and European businesses. FACEBOOK’S EUROPEAN NEMESIS.  Austrian Maximillan Schrems has become Facebook’s European nemesis after spending…