Enhancing Data Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “Enhancing Data Security” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  This hearing is the second in a series examining the growing urgency to protect consumer privacy and safeguard our data, as well as the need to ensure the Federal Trade Commission is equipped with the authorities and resources to fight digital harms and hold bad actors accountable for increasing privacy violations, data breaches, internet scams, ransomware assaults and other harmful data abuses. The hearing will address major recent cybersecurity incidents, the impact of data breaches on consumers and businesses, and the current state of commercial data security practices. 



  • James E. Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Identity Theft Resource Center
  • Jessica Rich, Of Counsel, Kelley Drye; Former Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission          
  • Kate Tummarello, Executive Director, Engine




Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. EDT

Full Committee (hybrid)

Commerce Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253


WATCH LIVESTREAM:  www.commerce.senate.gov


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