U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, questioned executives from Apple and Google on mobile privacy. That testimony is now public.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]There is also a video of Franken’s opening remarks from the hearing this morning, which has been embedded below. In his statement, Franken expressed concern about mobile privacy, but said he didn’t want to stifle the companies.
“No one up here wants to stop Apple or Google from producing their products or doing the incredible things that you do,” said Franken. “You guys are brilliant. When people think of the word ‘brilliant’ they think of the people that founded and run your companies.
“No. What today is about is trying to find a balance between all of those wonderful benefits and the public’s right to privacy. And I for one think that’s doable.”
PDF documents for each person that testified today can be found on Franken’s Web site.