The leaders of major American technology companies on September 26, will appear before the U.S. Senate with a report on how to protect the data of its users. About it reports Reuters with a reference to the Senator from South Dakota, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, science and transportation John Thune.
According to the Agency, the event will be attended by representatives of the telecommunications company AT&T, Twitter, parent company Google — Google, Amazon, Apple and others.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for leading technology companies to talk about how they approach the protection of user data, the Agency said Thune. He noted that U.S. senators also want to know how the company is ready to fulfill the new requirements of the EU and the state of California to protect information about users. The us Congress, in turn, think of how you can help them do this “without compromising innovation.”
According to the schedule on the website of the us Senate, on September 26, scheduled hearings with the participation of the Ministry of defense. Meeting on cybersecurity will be held behind closed doors.
Summer in California was a law on the protection of personal data of Internet users. The initiative allows users to know what personal information they collect an Internet company, why they store this information, how and why to use them. Users of the state also have the right to require companies to remove information about yourself or ban their sale to third parties or advertisers. At the end of may and entered into force the new European regulation on the protection of personal data — General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Financial Times noted that this document can set standards for the treatment of personal data, not only for the EU but for other countries,
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