Tech Corporations to Testify Before the US Senate About Data Privacy Practices

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    Representatives from multiple internet based businesses and ISPs are scheduled to testify about their consumer data privacy practices before the U.S. Senate. This is being done so that lawmakers can eventually draft new laws to protect consumer data privacy. "U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled "Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy," at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018." Representatives of corporations scheduled to appear include AT&T, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Charter Communications, but the list is subject to change.

    "Consumers deserve clear answers and standards on data privacy protection," said Thune. "This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address new requirements from the European Union and California, and what Congress can do to promote clear privacy expectations without hurting innovation." Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.
     
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  2. gxp500

    gxp500 Gawd

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    Didn't the senate read the eula? Its all explained in there with what's done with your data.
     
  3. BloodyIron

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    Aren't they not going to be allowed to talk about the National Security Letters they've been served?

    If we want to talk about ISP privacy, we need to start there.
     
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  4. mullet

    mullet [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah lets see all of the backroom deals between the ISPs and big tech with the US governmintzzz.
     
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    Mr. mullet for prez. Whoops wrong multiverse shard, exiting.
     
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    Fascinating.. this is spear headed by ISPs to screw the Googles of the world. Im sure ISPs testimony will be how tightly regulated they are, and how they are ever so super neutral... Its all the Googles fault with all their money and blah blah blah..
     
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    Begin the puppet show.
     
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  8. BSmith

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    You have to be kidding me? The very companies who steal the data and violate privacies for a living are going to be asked what they are doing to protect the privacy of Americans? What a fraking joke?

    It's like asking the lion what he is going to do to protect that side of beef he just killed.

    We are soooo very screwed.
     
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  9. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    Wait till the Senate finds out how the self investigation went.

    Spoiler alert, no wrong doing.
     
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    Doesn't everyone love watching a group of elected officials engage in vigorous hand-fucking in front of the people who own them?
     
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  12. RealBeast

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    Well it's just lucky that only private companies do this shit and the CIA/NSA/FBI hold the Bill of Rights in such reverence.
     
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    Well glad that has all been clarified. Back to fundraising everyone!
     
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    Well,
    So while it may not be likely, it's possible to be charged with perjury and sentenced to jail if you lie before congress. I'm sure they'll avoid the straight truth as much as possible, but they wont outright lie. More likely, congress will ask the wrong questions and they will just keep mum about the other stuff.
     
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  15. BSmith

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    You assume the idiots asking the questions will be able to formulate any question which is pertinent to the investigation.

    Even if they can, would the idiots be able to understand the answer and/or how it applies to the question?

    It will be two more generations of law makers before they can even begin to comprehend this topic. That assumes we quit voting in people who still think rotary dial phones are a thing.
     
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    No, I don't...
     
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  18. jamesv

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    I’m convinced Silicon Valley Tech folks knew what they were doing long time ago.
    Surprised thy didn’t cancel Trumps account during the primaries when it was obvious he was going to win.
    But they know that people would notice the bias and censorship.
    They want to be drug before a committee and pray for regulations.
    No more competition after that.
    Now they’re going to help keep China’s secret re education programs protected from research along with their version of democracy history, etc.

    No matter what cause they claim to believe in, it’s always about the money.