Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing entitled “The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.” The hearing examined the need for privacy legislation and the recent privacy reports from the White House and the Federal Trade Commission. Testifying on behalf of the federal government were Cameron Kerry, General Counsel at the Department of Commerce, Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC Commissioner. The witness statements and an archive of the hearing webcast may be found here.