• The Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee will hold a hearing on S.3742, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010, on September 22, 2010, at 2:30 pm Eastern in 253 Russell Senate Office Building. The bill, introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on August 5, 2010, would require the FTC to adopt rules requiring that entities which obtain personal information establish policies ensuring the secure collection, usage, and storage of that information. The bill would also require that so-called “information brokers” file their security policies with the FTC in the event of a security breach or upon request.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Promoting Security and Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age” on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Scheduled witnesses are: James Baker, Associate Deputy Attorney General; Cameron Kerry, General Counsel of the Commerce Department; James Dempsey, Vice President-Public Policy of the Center for Democracy and Technology; and Brad Smith, General Counsel and Senior VP-Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation.
  • The House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing titled “ECPA Reform and the Revolution in Cloud Computing” on September 23, 2010, at 11:00 am Eastern in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.