“Franken has requested that both Apple and Google send representatives to testify at the May 10 hearing of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. The subcommittee was created when the new Congress convened in January. This hearing, on “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy,” will be the subcommittee’s first ever.

The Judiciary Committee hasn’t heard from Google about whether it will send anyone to testify. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who chairs the full committee, sent a letter to Jobs and Google CEO Larry Page Wednesday urging them to seriously consider Franken’s request.”

From The Atlantic