Judge Richard Leon's decision in the Justice Department's challenge to the AT&T/Time Warner decision is one of the most anticipated antitrust decisions in recent years. The decision is likely to influence not only how content providers, distributors, and platforms operate and interact with one another, but the entire landscape of vertical mergers more generally.
An all-day conference hosted by the Open Markets Institute and the Tow Center at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Our speakers will explore how the power and business models of large online and telecom intermediaries affect the ability of reporters and editors to gather and distribute news in the 21st century.
The guiding question for the day will be: How do we ensure that America’s journalists are fully independent, and that they are robustly supported to report the news, both nationally and locally, that is so vital to sustaining our democracy?
Dr. Howard Beales
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, George Washington University
Ms. Rachel Glasser
Global Chief Privacy Officer, Wunderman
Mr. Mike Zaneis
President and CEO, Trustworthy Accountability Group
On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal “net neutrality,” a set of Obama-era regulations that had only been enacted in 2015.
As one of the foremost academic institutions on rural research, the University of North Dakota brings a number of unique social and health research opportunities to the academic community that have global impacts. The Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) incubates collaborative partnerships among industry, academic, government, and non-governmental organizations to drive economic development and capacity-building for data practices, policies, standards, and applications. The Hub’s Smart, Connected and Resilient Communities efforts aim at developing shared knowledge and practices around data and data
- Antitrust Today: Whose Rules & Which Standards?
- Privacy, Big Data, and AI: US v EU v China?
- Platforms Under Fire: What Rules Apply?
- What infrastructure will power the digital economy and how will we get there?
- Streaming Video: Meet the Pirates
Concurrent Breakout Sessions include:
- Digital Inclusion and the Smart City
- Spectrum: Is Dynamic Allocation Ready to Disrupt Business Models or is it Still a Chimera?
The will examine the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the agency’s role in managing federal spectrum and representing U.S. interests with the global internet multistakeholder community. Additionally, the hearing will look at how NTIA is working to deliver a modern National Broadband Map capable of providing better service availability data, along with other major policy issues before NTIA.
The agenda is expected to include the following items:
As most people have discovered by the avalanche of compliance emails flooding their in-boxes, the long-arm of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has now gone into effect. But because the United States always wants to lead on the world stage, there is growing talk in Washington about the need for our own privacy legislation. While the debate over the exact contours for privacy legislation is in the very early stages, if we decide to move forward, many complex questions nonetheless remain unanswered.
6:00 – 7:00: Drinks and Light Fare
The BBG will receive a report from the CEO and Director John F. Lansing on the networks’ new programming initiatives, and the agency’s technological innovation, as well as an agency-wide fellowship program sponsored by former BBG chairman Marc Nathanson.
Seating capacity is limited. The meeting will be streamed live here.