Energy and Commerce Leaders Announce Hearing on Enhancing Privacy Protections for Americans
Washington, D.C. — Today House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy Rodgers (R-WA), Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled "Promoting U.S. Innovation and Individual Liberty through a National Standard for Data Privacy" on March 1, 2023.
“The Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing to lead on creating a national data privacy standard that will minimize the amount of Americans’ information companies are allowed to collect, process, and transfer. It is the strongest way to promote innovation, put individuals in charge of their data, and protect children online. This hearing in the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee will focus on how a comprehensive national privacy standard will ensure America’s technological leadership and protect people’s information, especially our children’s, from misuse by Big Tech and access by the Chinese Communist Party.
“In the last Congress, with the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, we moved a national data privacy standard further than anyone ever had, and we are committed to getting a strong national standard across the finish line. More than 80 percent of Americans support the key pillars of our legislation. No matter where they live or travel, they deserve certainty that their privacy and information is protected.”
The Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce Hearing is titled “Promoting U.S. Innovation and Individual Liberty through a National Standard for Data Privacy.”
WHAT: A hearing to discuss enhancing Americans’ privacy and data security protections, strengthening online safety, and boosting American innovation.
DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
TIME: 8:30 AM ET
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
WITNESSES: Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press, and will be livestreamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jessica Herron with the Committee staff at Jessica.Herron@mail.house.gov.