Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation

September 23, 2020

253 Russell Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This hearing will examine the current state of consumer data privacy and legislative efforts to provide baseline data protections for all Americans. The hearing will also examine lessons learned from the implementation of state privacy laws in the U.S. and the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected data privacy.   


  • The Honorable Julie Brill, Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • The Honorable William Kovacic, Former Chairman and Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • The Honorable Jon Leibowitz, Former Chairman and Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • The Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, Former Commissioner and Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Mr. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, State of California

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee Hearing

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.

*Note: Witness list updated 9/21/2020


Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell

Witness Panel 1