Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Testimony Reflects the Importance of Data Security

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies this week before Congress, his social media behemoth faces intense scrutiny about a range of issues, including the purveyance of fake news, foreign interference in our elections and data privacy.Amid the hoopla surrounding the Zuckerberg appearance, the James Bond-like intrigue about Kremlin toadies and the spread of bogus stories into the political zeitgeist, the issue of data integrity may sound downright boring. But it is critically important.Whether consumers give data to social media companies such as Facebook or as part of an application for a credit card or checking account — or provide required information for a surgical procedure — the companies that possess and use the data have a responsibility to make sure that it remains protected.  Continue reading...

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