WPF’s Congressional testimony of Nov. 3, 2015 before the US Senate Judiciary Committee is now available online. Please visit the Senate download site here to access the written testimony. The testimony focuses on data brokers, information security, and regulatory controls. A video of the actual hearing is also available from the Judiciary website, that is
WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon will testify before the Senate Judiciary this Tuesday, Nov. 3. The hearing is on data broker security, with Chairman Flake presiding. Hearing details: Data Brokers – Is Consumers’ Information Secure? Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Time: 2:30 pm Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226 Presiding: Chairman Flake
Video of Congressional Testimony on data brokers. Pam Dixon gave this testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on December 18, 2013 at a hearing dedicated to shedding light on data broker industry practices and how that affects consumers. The full testimony contains numerous examples of data broker activities, consumer scoring, and discusses the solutions that are needed, including a requirement for data broker opt out.
Chairman Rockefeller and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about data brokers, an industry that is often hidden from public view, and the impact of data brokers on consumers’ lives.
Internet and consumer privacy — The World Privacy Forum’s executive director Pam Dixon will testify about online consumer privacy before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today.