Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Privacy Hearing April 6


The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing April 6 on protecting privacy in the digital age.

There has been some back-and-forth between the Senate Commerce Committee, whose chairman, Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has made online privacy a priority, over jurisdiction over the that issue. Last month, Rockefeller and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) wrote Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) saying the newly created Privacy, Technology & Law Subcommittee appears to exceed judiciary's scope and overlap with legislative matters "squarely within the jurisdiction of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee."

In this case, the hearing is in the full committee.

Witnesses are said to be Cameron Kerry, Commerce Department General Counsel and chair of its Privacy Council, could be one of them. James Baker, associate deputy attorney general, Justice Department.