The Need to Protect Americans’ Privacy and the AI Accelerant

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “The Need to Protect Americans’ Privacy and the AI Accelerant” on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT. The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) systems has changed the landscape for data privacy. AI has allowed online surveillance, detailed consumer profiling, personalized fraud and deepfakes to be done at scale, with little human involvement and minimal cost. This hearing will explore how AI has accelerated the need for a federal comprehensive privacy law that protects individual privacy and sets clear guidelines for businesses as they develop and deploy AI systems.


  • Ryan Calo, Professor, University of Washington School of Law; Co-Director, UW Tech Policy Lab
  • Amba Kak, Co-Executive Director, AI Now Institute
  • Udbhav Tiwari, Director, Global Product Policy, Mozilla
  • Morgan Reed, President, ACT | The App Association 

Hearing Details:

WHAT: Full Committee Hearing on Need to Protect Americans’ Privacy and the AI Accelerant
DATE: Thursday, July 11, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM EDT
LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

LIVESTREAM: The hearing will stream live on YouTube.

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