Kate Tummarello reports:
Members of Congress will meet with privacy advocates, a privacy researcher and an online advertising industry representative to talk about digital privacy on Wednesday.
The meeting will be the second of ten meetings about online privacy held by the House Commerce Committee’s Bipartisan Privacy Working Group, led by Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
The working group members will meet Wednesday with Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, Susan Grant, director of consumer protection at the Consumer Federation of America, Mercatus Center Senior Researcher Adam Theirer and Rachel Thomas, vice president of government affairs at the Direct Marketing Association, which represents online advertisers.
Read more on The Hill.
Commenting on the meeting, Chris Soghoian, principal technologist and policy analyst for the ACLU tweeted:
It sure would be awesome if the House Bipartisan Privacy Working Group met with actual technical experts. http://t.co/dW8G8pUztE
— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) October 22, 2013
I’ll go one step further and say it would be awesome if members of the House Bipartisan Privacy Working Group could even name two technologists. Should we give them a pop quiz, folks?