The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will host a hearing titled “Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework in the United States” Feb. 27, The Hill reports. Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said the hearing is the first step toward a bipartisan privacy law. “In an age of rapid innovation in technology, consumers need transparency in how their data is collected and used,” Wicker said. “It is this committee’s responsibility and obligation to develop a federal privacy standard to protect consumers without stifling innovation, investment, or competition.” Meanwhile, Google Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Relations Karan Bhatia has called for “common rules of the road” for the regulation of technology around the world.
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