March 13, 2019

ICYMI: Graham Leads Hearing to Examine Various Privacy Laws

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) led a hearing titled “GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation.”

On the purpose of examining this issue:

  • GRAHAM: “The big picture for me is, I want to make sure consumers understand what’s happening when they sign up. That they [various platforms] are basically monetizing you…We just want to make sure that people understand what they’re signing up for…” https://youtu.be/fwm8c7kndFk?t=78

On the intersection of innovation and policy:

  • GRAHAM: “I don’t want to destroy the goose that laid the golden egg, in terms of innovation. I think all these social media outlets have enriched our lives. But there’s a downside and potentially a dark side – one that can be manipulated by foreign powers, terrorist organizations in a fashion to cause harm here at home.”  https://youtu.be/fwm8c7kndFk?t=144

 Click to watch Graham’s full opening statement