WATCH: Sen. Todd Young pushes to protect Hoosier privacy during Facebook CEO hearing

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Tuesday, in a joint hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to implement stronger protections for Facebook users and their online privacy.

Young’s comments included:

“I represent the honest, hardworking people of Indiana, and I keep returning to the question of: What are reasonable consumer expectations of privacy? What does the average Hoosier think, when they think about their information online,” said Senator Young. “While the scope of this problem is unclear, I believe consumers all over the internet are certainly less protected than they should be today. This hearing should not close the book on this issue, but should be a starting point for a much longer conversation from Republicans, Democrats, constituents and industry on what our next steps should be in addressing privacy across the entire internet ecosystem.”

Click here to view more of Senator Young’s comments during Tuesday’s hearing.

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(This story was originally published April 11, 2018)

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