Wednesday September 12, 2018

Tech Corporations to Testify Before the US Senate About Data Privacy Practices

Representatives from multiple internet based businesses and ISPs are scheduled to testify about their consumer data privacy practices before the U.S. Senate. This is being done so that lawmakers can eventually draft new laws to protect consumer data privacy. "U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled "Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy," at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018." Representatives of corporations scheduled to appear include AT&T, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Charter Communications, but the list is subject to change.

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"Consumers deserve clear answers and standards on data privacy protection," said Thune. "This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address new requirements from the European Union and California, and what Congress can do to promote clear privacy expectations without hurting innovation." Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

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