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Schakowsky, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Bipartisan Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce announced an upcoming hearing on comprehensive federal privacy legislation.

The hearing will discuss the bipartisan, bicameral privacy legislation draft released last week by Chairman Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Senator Roger Wicker.

“Americans need to know they are in control of their personal data. We are glad to be working together in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to craft legislation that achieves this goal through the establishment of a national privacy standard. We encourage our colleagues to join us in our efforts as we seek to expedite its passage,” said Representatives Schakowsky and Bilirakis. “This bill will protect consumers' data privacy, digital security, and our kids online. The bipartisan comprehensive privacy bill will provide regulatory certainty for the business community, end discriminatory use of Americans’ data, promote innovation and protect small businesses, and hold companies to high standards of data security. Consumers across the nation have longed-for deserve strong privacy protections in the digital world that we all increasingly inhabit. This legislation provides those protections.”

The hearing, entitled “Protecting America's Consumers: Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security," will be held on June 14th at 10:30 AM.


Click here to read the discussion draft bill text.

Click here to read a section-by-section on the discussion draft.