Senate Judiciary Committee re-schedules cyber crime hearing

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on cybercrime canceled in the wake of this February's so-called "snowpocalypse" has been re-scheduled for later this month.

Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will convene the session on "Combating Cyber Crime and Identity Theft in the Digital Age" on Wednesday, April 21, the committee announced today.

Lawmakers will field testimony from two panels of experts. Appearing first will be Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general that primarily handles cyber crime efforts. Later, Ari Schwartz, an executive vice president at the Center for Democracy and Technology; Vincent Weather, a vice president at Symantec; and Orin S. Kerr, an associate law professor at George Washington University will off their thoughts about identity theft.

This month's hearing arrives as lawmakers are increasingly turning their attention to issues involving cyber attacks, cyber crime and identity theft. A litany of bills on each matter currently awaits further congressional action.