Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations (115th Congress)


Full Committee Advances Two More Bills from #SubHealth and #SubEnergy

07.18.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today advanced two bills to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“Today we meet to consider two important bills. Collectively, they will enhance the global competitiveness of our domestic nuclear suppliers, and strengthen our preparedness and response systems to ensure we are ready for any and all threats that face our country and our citizens,” said Chairman Walden.

The full committee advanced the following bills:

Originating from #SubHealth:

H.R. 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing...

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Cmte Leaders Probe LocationSmart, Third-Parties on Location Sharing Practices

07.18.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters requesting information from location data aggregator LocationSmart and third-party services Securus Technologies and 3CInteractive regarding reports of misuse of personally identifiable consumer location information collected by wireless providers.

The letters come as recent media reports have indicated Securus Technologies may have impermissibly allowed U.S. law enforcement to request sensitive location information through LocationSmart, with 3CInteractive acting as an intermediary, for investigative or surveillance purposes. The use of such data for these purposes would have been in contravention...

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Letters to LocationSmart, Securus Technologies, and 3CInteractive Regarding Location Sharing Practices

07.18.2018

Excerpt: “In the wake of the privacy scandals that surfaced earlier this year, we remain concerned about whether U.S. companies are properly incentivized to examine what sensitive personal information they hold about consumers and whether they are taking appropriate steps to protect that information on behalf of all Americans. The lack of clear notice to customers and affirmative opt-in consent from those customers before they received personally identifiable customer location information is troubling.”

Click here to read the letter to LocationSmart.

Click here to read the letter to Securus Technologies....

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