Jun 6, 2018 - Technology

Dem calls for Zuckerberg to testify over Chinese company data sharing

Ed Markey speaking in front of a press conference backdrop

Sen. Ed Markey wants Mark Zuckerberg to testify again. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey called Wednesday for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold a hearing with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's sharing of user data with Chinese tech manufacturers that include Huawei, a powerhouse that lawmakers worry is too close to China's government.

The big picture: Markey is a longtime critic of companies that monetize user data, but this issue is also raising concerns among policymakers with more of a national security focus.

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