Sen. Hassan Wants More Than Just Apology From Zuckerberg

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New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe she has grave concerns about Facebook that go beyond the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

"It's not just about whether companies got unauthorized access to people's data," Hassan said. "It's also about what Facebook actually allows companies to do with people's data." 

Sen. Hassan said she wants to hear more than just an apology from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the second day of his Congressional inquisition--she wants facts and information about Facebook's role in the scandal.

The senator would also like to hear a firm commitment and plan of action for how the company will better protect the privacy of its users.

"We need to use today to not only get information, but get commitments from Mr. Zuckerberg, and really find out what steps the company will concretely take, or whether we need to make sure we are protecting consumers and our democracy by coming forward with some standards and rules and laws of our own," Hassan said.

She is one of the Democratic lawmakers floating the idea of federal regulations for Facebook and other social media sites.

"I am concerned that, without intervention by either Congress or the FTC or both, that the comapany won't make changes that it really needs to make," she said. 

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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