Oracle CEO to testify at Senate hearing on ‘net neutrality’

Oracle CEO Safra Catz will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday to discuss “the regulatory challenges to the Net Neutrality rules that were enacted in 2015.”

The tech giant has long been criticized for blocking and slowing the traffic flow on some sites, including Facebook, Google, and YouTube.

Catz, who is in charge of Oracle’s technology for Internet access, has previously said she would not be willing to stop blocking those sites.

But Catz said Thursday she is worried about the possibility that the rule would hurt other tech companies that are not subject to such strict scrutiny.

“This is something that could affect some of our partners, who have not been subject to the same rigorous regulation,” Catz told reporters on Thursday.

She also said she is concerned that some of the companies that have filed comments against the rules may face lawsuits.

In the past, Catz has expressed frustration that the rules did not fully go into effect as quickly as she hoped.

Oracle CEO Safra Catz will testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday to discuss “the regulatory…