House Committee Visits Consumer Attitudes on Privacy
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.October 13, 2011
The House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade convened this morning for the hearing "Understanding Consumer Attitudes About Privacy." Subcommittee Chair Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) opened the hearing, the purpose of which was "to examine consumers' attitudes toward privacy as reflected by their utilization and manipulation of existing privacy controls," according to a House memorandum. Members heard from witnesses representing industry, academia and advocacy. One witness, Pam Dixon of the World Privacy Forum, submitted testimony in the form of a report entitled "Many Failures: A Brief History of Privacy Self-Regulation in the United States." Editor's Note: The Daily Dashboard tweeted from the hearing. Click to follow The Daily Dashboard.