Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The hearing will examine consumers’ expectations for data privacy in the Digital Age and how those expectations may vary based on the type of information collected and processed by businesses. In addition, the hearing will examine how to provide consumers with meaningful tools and resources to make more informed privacy decisions about the products and services they use both online and offline. The panel will also discuss data privacy rights, controls, and protections that should be available to consumers and enshrined into law in the United States. 


  • Ms. Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, Republic of Ireland
  • Ms. Neema Singh Guliani, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Mr. Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Mr. Jim Steyer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Common Sense Media

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell


  • Ms. Helen Dixon

    Data Protection Commissioner
    Republic of Ireland
    Download Testimony (106.19 KB)
  • Ms. Neema Singh Gulian

    Senior Legislative Counsel
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Download Testimony (346.82 KB)
  • Mr. Jules Polonetsky

    Chief Executive Officer
    Future of Privacy Forum
    Download Testimony (230.66 KB)
  • Mr. Jim Steyer

    Chief Executive Officer and Founder
    Common Sense Media
    Download Testimony (103.01 KB)