October 21 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which governs the collection and use of information from, or about, children age 13 or under. While Congress has not revisited COPPA, the Federal Trade Commission significantly expanded the scope of the COPPA rule in 2013.
A panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation. The discussion will address both the opportunities and challenges associated with such legislation during a period where big data analytics are fueling the new economy and online consumer data is being manipulated and mined for undemocratic purposes.
The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the US to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.
The hearing will examine the economic impact of 5G and the importance of American leadership to meet the growing consumer demand for reliable broadband services.
Members will hear from current Federal Communications Commission commissioners regarding the FCC’s work to close the digital divide, support innovation and 5G, enhance public safety technologies and alerts, strengthen national security, and more.
By 2020, it is expected that there will be 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed around the globe. As more companies release internet-connected devices, it is the security flaws making headline news rather than the potential of these devices to transform our world for the better.
The event will feature a keynote address from Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), who will discuss important specifics on congressional action moving forward.
The flow of data across the Atlantic continues to be at the center of economic, political, and diplomatic conversation between the United States and European Union. The U.S. recently adopted the CLOUD Act, which provides cross-border access to electronic evidence and allows international agreements governing such access. The EU is considering its negotiating position for such an agreement.