As we previously discussed, the House Energy & Commerce Committee announced last month that it would be undertaking a comprehensive review of electronic privacy concerns.  That process will kick off on July 14, 2011 with a joint hearing by the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee and the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. 

Regulators from the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration have been invited to report on existing federal laws and practices to protect online consumer privacy.  FCC, FTC, and Commerce Department representatives also testified last week before the Senate Commerce Committee, which is similarly analyzing privacy and data security issues. 

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