The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the witnesses for its hearing on a federal data privacy framework Feb. 27. The witnesses include Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman, Retail Industry Leaders Association Chief Operating Officer Brian Dodge, BSA | The Software Alliance President and CEO Victoria Espinel, 21st Century Privacy Coalition Co-Chairman John Leibowitz, and Interactive Advertising Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg. “It is this committee’s responsibility and obligation to develop a federal privacy standard to protect consumers without stifling innovation, investment, or competition,” said Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. “As we continue to examine this critically important issue, I hope this first hearing will offer valuable insights that will help set the stage for meaningful bipartisan legislation.”
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