Lawmaker Indicates Facebook Privacy Hearings Likely

A House of Representatives committee responsible for writing some electronic privacy laws sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking for details on when the company shared user data "without the knowledge of the account holders." The letter, written by Democratic chairman John Conyers of Michigan, suggests that the committee will eventually hold hearings on whether the Internet's second most popular site has -- at least in the minds of a handful of politicians -- acted responsibly in disclosing its data-sharing practices to its users.