Adweek/ Kelsey Sutton/ October 10, 2018

Data privacy experts and advocates encouraged federal lawmakers at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday to draft strict data protection regulation that would give consumers vastly more control over their personal data.

During the hearing, the second of several scheduled before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Republican and Democratic senators expressed grave concern about recent data breaches reported at Facebook and Google, and they asked witnesses about the features of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act that should be included in any federal data privacy regulations.

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