U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Consumer Perspectives and Data Privacy

On May 1, 2019 at 10:00 am, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation will hold a hearing titled, “Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework.” The hearing will examine “consumers’ expectation for data privacy in the Digital Age and how those expectations may vary based on the type of information collected and processed by businesses.” This hearing follows numerous hearings, that have been held in both chambers over the last few years, covering data access, consumer privacy, and the consideration of a federal data privacy policy. Members of Congress have questioned high profile tech companies in an effort to learn how data is currently being used and collected, and how to best form a comprehensive policy that protects the interests and privacy of their constituents.

Witnesses:

  • Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, Republic of Ireland
  • Neema Sign Guliani, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Jim Steyer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Common Sense Media

To view the hearing, click here.

Written by Alexandra Moyer

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