Internet Economy Leaders Agree on Need for National Consumer Privacy Protections
Miss. Senator Working on Comprehensive Data Protection Plan
September 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today attended a hearing to examine safeguards for consumer data privacy. The panel of witnesses included high-level representatives from AT&T, Amazon, Google, Twitter, Apple, and Charter Communications.
“The details matter a lot,” said Andrew DeVore, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Amazon, Inc. “It is essential to avoid the risks we’ve identified, which is a patchwork of state laws that have the risk of imposing regulations that don’t actually serve the core interest… which is ensuring that customers trust the way their data is being used.”
“A uniform application… across industries enforced by the FTC is the right way to go,” said Keith Enright, who is the chief privacy officer for Google.
Other witnesses at today’s panel included:
- Mr. Len Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T Inc.
- Mr. Damian Kieran, Global Data Protection Officer and Associate Legal Director, Twitter, Inc.
- Mr. Guy (Bud) Tribble, Vice President for Software Technology, Apple Inc.
- Ms. Rachel Welch, Senior Vice President, Policy & External Affairs, Charter Communications, Inc.