EPIC Testifies at House Hearing on Need for U.S. Privacy Law

February 16, 2022

EPIC Deputy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald will testify before the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on House Administration today in a hearing regarding “Big Data: Privacy Risks and Needed Reforms in the Public and Private Sectors.” “The United States faces a data privacy crisis,” Fitzgerald will tell Committee members. “We need comprehensive, baseline privacy protections for every person in the United States, changes to the business models that have led to today‚Äôs commercial surveillance systems, limits on government access to personal data, and strong enforcement of privacy protections.” Fitzgerald will advocate for the establishment of a U.S. Data Protection Agency. EPIC Board Member Shoshana Zuboff will also testify. Watch the hearing at 2PM ET here.

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