Getting it Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress

February 5, 2015

253 Senate Russell Office Building

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will convene the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. for its first hearing of the 114th Congress entitled, “Getting it Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress.”  The hearing will feature testimony from experts to inform committee efforts in crafting a federal data breach bill, and will focus on issues including the consumer benefits of a uniform federal law in place of disparate state laws, the timeliness of notification to consumers, and how sensitive personally identifiable information should be defined.

“Data security is an increasingly important topic to Americans,” said Moran. “In light of recent data breaches, consumers and companies have called for policy changes in this area. This hearing will help the Committee gain a better understanding of how to develop a clear and consistent national data breach notification standard that will help both companies and consumers when they face data security challenges.”

Under Senate rules, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has jurisdiction over interstate commerce and the regulation of consumer products and services, including how companies keep and store sensitive personal information about customers or employees.

Hearing Details:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearing entitled, “Getting it Right on Data Breach and Notification Legislation in the 114th Congress.” 

10:00 a.m. in room SR-253

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

         Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

         Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

         Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

         Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

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.

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

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Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chairman Jerry Moran

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Cheri F. McGuire

    Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
    Symantec Corporation
    McGuire testimony (367.88 KB)
  • Mr. Mallory Duncan

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    National Retail Federation
  • Dr. Ravi Pendse

    Chief Information Officer
    Brown University
    Pendse Testimony (196.53 KB)
  • Ms. Yael Weinman

    Vice President for Global Privacy and General Counsel
    Information Technology Industry Council
    Weinman testimony (109.58 KB)
  • Mr. Doug Johnson

    Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor for Risk Management Policy
    American Bankers Association
  • The Honorable Lisa Madigan

    Attorney General
    State of Illinois
    Madigan testimony (126.42 KB)