Lawmakers recently queried nine major data brokers about practices involving consumers’ personal information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton, (R-Texas) will be hosting a briefing to learn more about the data brokerage industry. The purpose of the briefing is to inform Members and the public about how data brokers operate, the benefits and potential pitfalls of industry activities, and how the practices of the companies impact millions of Americans. In July, a group of bipartisan lawmakers led by Reps. Markey and Barton asked the companies – Acxiom, Epsilon (Alliance Data Systems), Equifax, Experian, Harte-Hanks, Intelius, Fair Isaac, Merkle, and Meredith Corp. – to respond to questions about each company’s business practices and whether and how the company collects, assembles and sells consumer information to third parties. This briefing follows the companies’ responses to the lawmakers.
WHAT: Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus Briefing on Data Broker Industry Practices
WHO: Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
- Congressman Joe Barton (R-Texas)
- Members of the Congressional  Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus
- Jon Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - CONFIRMED
- Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Jerry Cerasale, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Direct Marketing Association
- Jennifer Glasgow, Chief Privacy Officer, Acxiom
- Tony Hadley, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian
- Paul Zurawski, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory - Management, Equifax
- Jim Adler, Vice President, Data Systems and Chief Privacy Officer, Intelius
- Christopher Wolf, representative of Harte-Hanks
- Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
- Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. PIRG
- Jeanette Fitzgerald, General Counsel, Epsilon
- Vance Gudmundsen, Vice President, Legal – Regulatory Compliance, FICO
- Latanya Sweeney, Professor of Government and Technology, Harvard University

WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 10:30 AM
WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.