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Pallone and Schakowsky Announce Legislative Hearing on Bipartisan, Bicameral Data Privacy Legislation

Jun 7, 2022
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced a legislative hearing for Tuesday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Protecting America’s Consumers: Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security.”

“For far too long, Americans have been left without comprehensive data privacy protections while Big Tech exploits and monetizes the information of its users. Congress simply cannot wait any longer to update our laws to protect consumers,” Pallone and Schakowsky said. “Next week, we will hold a legislative hearing on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, the first comprehensive data privacy proposal to gain bipartisan, bicameral support in decades. We look forward to hearing from consumer privacy leaders as we work to finalize this important legislation that holds Big Tech accountable, puts consumers back in control of their data, and protects their privacy.” 

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, June 13.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation, witnesses, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.