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FCC Meeting Agenda for April 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, April 17, 2018:

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Bipartisan Policy Center

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

In an era of heightened concerns over data privacy, what more can be done to protect sensitive, confidential data?

One answer may be the emerging cryptographic technology known as secure multiparty computation, which allows parties to combine datasets and compute values of interest without exposing the underlying data. While this has been a theoretical concept for several decades, in recent years the approach has been increasingly used in real-world settings.

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Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?

For Facebook, April 10, 2018 is being seen as a kind of dreaded final exam. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, will swap out his trademark gray T-shirts for a suit and tie, and embark on a two-day marathon of testimony on

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Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:15

Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary will convene a public conversation with Facebook CEO about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy


  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook

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National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00 to Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:30

Net Inclusion 2018 welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:

  • local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
  • sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs,
  • and digital inclusion best practices from across the country.

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House Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:00

No details yet, but House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the committee on Wednesday, April 11th, at 10:00 a.m. regarding the company’s use and protection of user data.

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Federal Communications Commission

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
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American Library Association Washington Office

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00

A lunchtime panel discussion on the Tribal Connect Act of 2017 (S.2205) highlighting the importance of broadband connectivity to tribal and rural communities. This discussion will focus on how broadband connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure in rural and tribal regions helps to enhance education, provide economic opportunity, and close the digital divide. The panel will explore the role that libraries play as community institutions that facilitate digital inclusion.

Introductions by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and American Library Association President Jim Neal.

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Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00

The  Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution will host a discussion on technology transfer. The two-panel program will focus on growth opportunities for technology transfer as well as national security risks and the challenges that accompany innovation.

After each session, speakers will take audience questions.

Innovation and Technology Transfer

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


John R. Allen

President, The Brookings Institution