The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday released prepared testimony from Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergFacebook winding down cryptocurrency effort: report Can our nation afford higher interest rates with the current national debt? Hillicon Valley — States probe the tech giants MORE ahead of an appearance by the Facebook chief executive on Capitol Hill later this week.
The hearing comes amid fallout from revelations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE's 2016 campaign, acquired the Facebook data of more than 87 million users without their consent.
Zuckerberg on Tuesday is slated to appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will question him on Wednesday.
Read his prepared testimony below.