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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Privacy on the Senate Judiciary Committee's Agenda 

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee had a blue ribbon panel testifying on privacy and security today. I haven't seen any testimony posted online yet, but when I do I'll point to it. (The prepared statements are, however, available on the page below.)

United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary:


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building on 'Securing Electronic Personal Data: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Commercial and Governmental Use'.

Senator Specter will preside.

By order of the Chairman

Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee


"Securing Electronic Personal Data: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Commercial and Governmental Use"

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
9:30 a.m. Senate Dirksen Building, Room 226


Deborah Platt Majoras
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC

Chris Swecker
Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC

Larry D. Johnson
Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Investigative Division
U.S. Secret Service
Washington, DC

William H. Sorrell
National Association of Attorneys General
Montpelier, VT


Douglas C. Curling
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
ChoicePoint Inc.
Alpharetta, GA

Kurt P. Sanford
President & CEO, U.S. Corporate & Federal Markets
LexisNexis Group
Miamisburg, OH

Jennifer T. Barrett
Chief Privacy Officer
Acxiom Corp.
Little Rock, AR

James X. Dempsey
Executive Director
Center for Democracy & Technology
Washington, DC

Robert Douglas
Steamboat Springs, CO "

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