The hearing will examine the impact of spyware on computer performance and privacy and security risks associated with this software. The Committee will review current action by the Federal Trade Commission to combat spyware and its effects on consumers. In addition, the hearing will consider S. 1625, the Counter Spy Act, which was introduced on June 14, 2007, by Senator Pryor and was cosponsored by Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Barbara Boxer. Senator Pryor will preside.
Witness Panel 2
Dr. Benjamin G. EdelmanAssistant Professor of Business AdministrationHarvard Business School
Mr. Jerry CerasaleSenior Vice President, Government AffairsDirect Marketing Association
Mr. Marc RotenbergPresident and Executive DirectorElectronic Privacy Information Center
Mr. Vincent WeaferVice President, Security Response, Symantec CorporationTestify on behalf of Symantec and the Business Software Alliance
Mr. Arthur ButlerAttorneyAmericans for Fair Electronic Commerce Transactions