Two hearings in Congress Thursday morning of note.
In the House of Representatives :
Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade has scheduled a hearing on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at
9:30 a.m. 11:00 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation.”
And in the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10:00 am:
Business meeting to consider S.1151, to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal penalties, law enforcement assistance, and other protections against security breaches, fraudulent access, and misuse of personally identifiable information, S.1408, to require Federal agencies, and persons engaged in interstate commerce, in possession of data containing sensitive personally identifiable information, to disclose any breach of such information, S.1535, to protect consumers by mitigating the vulnerability of personally identifiable information to theft through a security breach, providing notice and remedies to consumers in the wake of such a breach, holding companies accountable for preventable breaches, facilitating the sharing of post-breach technical information between companies, and enhancing criminal and civil penalties and other protections against the unauthorized collection or use of personally identifiable information, H.R.2480, to amend title 5, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Administrative Conference of the United States for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014, and the nominations of Edgardo Ramos, of Connecticut, Andrew L. Carter, Jr., and Jesse M. Furman, all to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and James Rodney Gilstrap, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.