Energy and Commerce Leaders Announce Hearing on Enhancing Privacy Protections for Americans
Washington, D.C. – Today House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Committee Chair Cathy Rodgers (R-WA), Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) announced the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “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 Entitled “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 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.
The hearing will be open to the public and press, and will be livestreamed online at http://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/.;