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 a deep dive this year into examining IoT developments. In February, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held its own IoT hearing, and in January, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced the launch of the Congressional Caucus on IoT. (As we reported, Reps. DelBene and Issa joined together most recently for a SXSW panel to talk about their support for legislation to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.)
Witnesses for next Tuesday’s hearing have not yet been announced. Stay tuned for further coverage of the event from InsidePrivacy.