Privacy and Data Security: Protecting Consumers in the Modern World

June 29, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today announced a full committee hearing on privacy and data security. The hearing will examine how entities collect, maintain, secure, and use personal information in today’s economy and whether consumers are adequately protected under current law. The Commerce Committee will hear from representatives from relevant government agencies as well as business and consumer advocate stakeholders.

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast. 

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Julie Brill

    Federal Trade Commission
    Brill Testimony (95.85 KB)
  • The Honorable Cameron F. Kerry

    General Counsel
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Kerry Testimony (248.67 KB)
  • Mr. Austin Schlick

    General Counsel
    Federal Communications Commission

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Scott Taylor

    Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    Taylor Testimony (418.25 KB)
  • Mr. Stuart Pratt

    President and CEO
    Consumer Data Industry Association
    Pratt Testimony (500.52 KB)
  • Ms. Ioana Rusu

    Regulatory Counsel
    Consumers Union
    Rusu Testimony (31.54 KB)
  • Mr. Tim Schaaff

    Sony Network Entertainment International
    Schaaf Testimony (137.04 KB)
  • Mr. Thomas M. Lenard Ph.D.

    President and Senior Fellow
    Technology Policy Institute
    Lenard Testimony (74.73 KB)