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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source ...

Facebook CEO Testifies before Congress on Use of Consumer Data : April 11 and June 29, 2018
Facebook CEO Testifies before Congress on Use of Consumer Data
Robert Howard

In March 2018, an investigation by the New York Times revealed that political data firm Cambridge Analytica had accessed tens of millions of users’ private information on Facebook. A month later, on April 11, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill for his first-ever appearance before Congress to address lawmakers’ concerns about the data breach. At the heart of the testimony was how technology giants, Facebook included, collect, store, and share consumers’ personal data. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle pressed Zuckerberg to explain not only the data breach but ...

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