LIVE – HOUSE HEARING ON DATA PRIVACY & PROMOTING LIBERTY / INNOVATION

March 1, 2023 231 Views

The Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce holds a hearing at 8:30 a.m. ET on March 1 to receive testimony about “Promoting U.S. Innovation and Individual Liberty through a National Standard for Data Privacy.”

Center for Democracy and Technology President and CEO Alexandra Reeve Givens; founder and Chief Product Officer of Anonym Graham Mudd; and Kelley Drye and Warren, LLP Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser for Consumer Protection Jessica Rich will present their testimony.

Background:

The Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce will hold a hearing on Wednesday,
March 1, 2023, at 8:30 AM in Rayburn 2123. The hearing is entitled “Promoting U.S. Innovation
and Individual Liberty through a National Standard for Data Privacy.”
II. WITNESSES
• Alexandra Reeve Givens, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
• Graham Mudd, Founder and Chief Product Officer, Anonym
• Jessica Rich, Of Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for Consumer Protection, Kelley
Drye & Warren, LLP
III. BACKGROUND
A. LEGISLATIVE ACTION AROUND THE WORLD
Data is central to commerce in the 21st century economy. It provides opportunities for
businesses to make informed decisions and develop products responsive to customer feedback.
Due to the digitization of our society, data has become more readily available to collect and use,
and as a result more difficult for the individual whose data is collected and used to ultimately
track. As a result, countries across the globe have enacted privacy and data security legislation
dictating how businesses and entities can collect, use, and transfer data as well as providing their
citizens with more control over their data.
In 1970, a German state enacted the world’s first Data Protection Act and other states
followed suit, creating the impetus for the first German Federal Data Protection Act in 1978.1
Forty years later, the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  More

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