Energy and Commerce Leaders Announce Hearing on Guaranteeing Data Privacy Protections Online
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today announced a hearing titled "Addressing America's Data Privacy Shortfalls: How a National Standard Fills Gaps to Protect Americans' Personal Information.”
Chairs Rodgers and Bilirakis released the following statement:
“The Energy and Commerce Committee is building momentum this Congress towards enacting comprehensive national privacy and data security legislation. Many aspects of our daily lives now exist online and on apps—from tracking our fitness and making digital transactions, to using online youth-oriented services. Today, different laws govern how Americans' information can be collected and used, on people and children, across a variety of sectors including: education, financial, health care, and consumer behavior. As a result, people often believe their privacy is protected when in fact it is not. A key part of our efforts is ensuring that these gaps in the law are addressed to protect our most intimate personal information. This hearing will focus on identifying and addressing the gaps that exist in order to strengthen people’s privacy protections on online services and preserve innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce hearing titled "Addressing America's Data Privacy Shortfalls: How a National Standard Fills Gaps to Protect Americans' Personal Information.”
WHAT: A hearing to discuss enhancing Americans’ privacy and data security protections and safety on online applications.
DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2023
TIME: 2:00 PM ET
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jessica Herron at Jessica.Herron@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.