***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Legislative hearings set for Tuesday and Wednesday on data breaches in state government, blockchain technologies

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee and House State Government Committee will hold two joint public hearings this week.

On Tuesday, June 7, at 9 a.m., the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28), will hold a joint public hearing with the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Information Technology and Communication, chaired by Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102), to review Senate Bill 696.

The legislation would require timely notification to victims of a data breach within state government.

On Wednesday, June 8, at 9 a.m., the Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a joint public hearing with the House State Government Subcommittee on Government, chaired by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-46), on blockchain technology and its role in state government.

Both hearings will be held in Hearing Room No. 1 of the North Office Building at the state Capitol.

The public hearings will be livestreamed on facebook.com/SenatorKristin and PAHouseGOP.com