Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing to determine what elements should be included in federal data-breach legislation.  The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Elizabeth Hyman, Tech America Executive Vice President of Public Policy
  • Jennifer Glasgow, Acxiom Chief Privacy Officer
  • Brian Dodge, Retail Industry Leaders Association Executive Vice President for Communications and Strategic Initiatives
  • Woodrow Hartzog, Associate Professor at Cumberland School of Law

As we’ve previously reported, data breach has been a hot topic on the Hill at least since last year, when a number of bills on the topic were proposed to replace the current patchwork regime of state laws with a national standard for data security and breach notice.  So far, no such legislation establishing a uniform federal law has been passed.

Check back on the blog for updates from the hearing.