The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission

May 9, 2012

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image: Cosumer ProtectionWASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces a full committee hearing on “The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission”.  This hearing will examine the recent privacy reports that were released by the Obama Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Both of these reports highlighted the need for federal legislation that provides baseline privacy protections to consumers.

“The Obama Administration and the FTC have recommended that Congress provide consumers with basic privacy protections,” said Chairman Rockefeller.  “Unfortunately, consumers are often unable to protect their privacy in a digital environment in which their personal information is increasingly collected and monetized for commercial purposes.  At this hearing, I hope to have a robust discussion on how the Administration and FTC propose to empower Americans so that they can say if, when, and how their information is collected and used.”

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

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

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