Committee Announces Second Data Privacy Hearing

Hearing includes experts on EU rules, California privacy initiative, and consumer protection

October 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 10, 2018. This hearing will examine new data privacy laws in Europe and California and provide the committee members the opportunity to hear from privacy advocates about the types of consumer protections to consider in future legislation. The hearing follows a discussion with top technology companies and internet service providers last month. 


  • Dr. Andrea Jelinek, Chair, European Data Protection Board
  • Mr. Alastair Mactaggart, Board Chair, Californians for Consumer Privacy 
  • Ms. Laura Moy, Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology
  • Ms. Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology

*Witness list subject to change.

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee 

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