The Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee will hold a hearing on mobile devices and online data collection this Thursday. Led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), the hearing will focus on "industry practices with respect to online mobile data collection and usage," the AFP reports. Rockefeller notes that the "hearing will also explore the possible role of the federal government in protecting consumers in the mobile marketplace and promoting their privacy." Witnesses will include the FTC's David Vladek, who recently spoke about online privacy issues, as well as representatives from Facebook, Google and Apple. This will be the second time in little over a week that Google and Apple have testified before a senate subcommittee.
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