Committee on Energy and Commerce

By Ani Gevorkian

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on Tuesday entitled, “The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier.” The hearing focused on the promises Internet of Things (“IoT”) technology holds, and what role Congress should play in addresses the challenges IoT presents, both with regard to privacy and data security concerns as well as technological concerns.

Panelists included Daniel Castro, Vice President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Brian van Harlingen, Chief Technology Officer of Belkin International, Inc.;  Rose Schooler, Vice President of the IoT Group and GM of the IoT Strategy and Technology Office of Intel Corporation; and, Brad Morehead, CEO of LiveWatch Security, LLC.
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Next Tuesday, March 24 at 11 a.m., the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will host a hearing entitled “The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier.”  The hearing will follow an Internet of Things (“IoT”) showcase featuring Internet-connected products manufactured in members’ districts.

Congress already has begun taking

Earlier today, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) was selected by his colleagues to continue to serve as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the key House committee with jurisdiction over the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.  In addition, Rep. Upton announced that Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) will take over the chairmanship of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, which is a key subcommittee for privacy, data security, and consumer protection.  Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), who presently serves in that role, was defeated in her reelection effort earlier this month.  

During this past session of Congress, Rep. Mack introduced data security legislation and held a number of hearings on privacy and data security topics, including hearings on consumer privacy expectations, children’s and teen privacy issues, and the impact and burden of EU privacy regulation.  Rep. Terry previously served as Vice Chair of the full Committee and has been an active member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

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