Misuse of data by Facebook means it will in future be bound by stricter regulations and the threat of tougher penalties for further privacy violations, Barley said after the meeting.
Reuters that following Facebook's latest user data scandal which allegedly saw the personal data of 50 million users accessed by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, the company plans to give users greater control over their user data. Our request related to an external arbitration process four years ago between Aleksandr Kogan - the academic accused of scraping and selling millions of Facebook profiles to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica - and Cambridge's psychometrics center.
According to DW, representatives of Facebook have not yet commented on the invitation.
The fact that PwC found no issues raised red flags for privacy advocates.
Chester said the audit shows that the "FTC can not be relied on to really protect consumers".
PricewaterhouseCoopers compiled the 53-page audit, with the Federal Trade Commission releasing the heavily redacted document on Friday.
It comes amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal which revealed that the analytics firm had obtained user data on 87 million Facebook users and their friends and contacts through a third-party app.
If found violating the 2011 FTC consent decree, a fine of $41,484 were to be incurred per user per day on Facebook. Later, they went on to sell the data which Facebook had no control over.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat from Nevada, said during last week's hearing that in her view, "these requirements were not met", because user consent shouldn't have been buried in privacy settings.
"In our opinion, Facebook's privacy controls were operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide reasonable assurance to protect the privacy of covered information and that the controls have so operated throughout the Reporting Period, in all material respects for the two years ended February 11, 2017, based upon the Facebook Privacy Program set forth in Management's Assertion", reads PwC's conclusion.