Senate Committee Plans Hearing on 'Future of Data Privacy and Social Media'

A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversy surrounding Facebook’s data privacy practices now threatens to envelope the whole of Silicon Valley. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), scheduled an April 10 hearing on the “future of data privacy and social media” -- and the panel said it would explore potential new “rules of the road” for those companies.